Turkish Airline Pegasus has agreed a deal with Airbus to purchase an additional 25 A321neo jets from Airbus.
The order from Pegasus, the leading Low-Cost-Carrier in Turkey, comes on top of 18 A321neo and 57 A320neos already on order bringing Pegasus Airlines total firm order to 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
“Pegasus’ selection to move to an all-Airbus fleet reflects its strategy to grow its domestic as well as its international network with the best middle-of-the-market aircraft available.” An Airbus spokesperson said.
Pegasus Airlines General Manager Mehmet T. Nane: “Turkey keeps strengthening its position in the World aviation market everyday and we as Pegasus are an important part of this transformation.
The order we placed in 2012 for 100 Airbus aircraft was the biggest order in Turkey’s aviation history at the time.
We received the first aircraft of this order in Q3 2016 and now we have an agreement to convert 25 options into firm orders.
We will continue to grow our fleet one step at a time and with our new aircraft we will continue to offer more comfortable flights for our passengers.”
Pegasus made a loss in 2016 after a series of terror attacks and instability in the country hit the country’s tourism industry.
Passenger numbers increased 14.1% between January and July from a year earlier and the airline returned to profit in the second quarter.
Wings for all the jets on order will be made in Deeside at Airbus Broughton.