Pegasus Airlines Launches Direct Bratislava-Istanbul Service

Pegasus Airlines staff with aircraft
Photo Credit: Pegasus Airlines

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, has launched a brand new direct route between Bratislava Airport (BTS) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW).

This network addition marks Pegasus’ 100th international route and will offer passengers convenient connections throughout the year.

Flights will operate twice weekly, departing Wednesdays and Sundays from both Bratislava and Istanbul.

Passengers departing Bratislava can expect to take off at either 11:55 or 10:20 local time (depending on the date), while return flights from Istanbul will depart at 14:00 or 12:30 local time. Lead-in fares start from a budget-friendly €39.99 (one-way).

Istanbul-Bratislava Year-Round Service

“We are thrilled to launch this scheduled service, connecting Bratislava and Slovakia with the vibrant city of Istanbul,” shared Emre Pekesen, Sales and Network Planning Group Director at Pegasus Airlines.

“This route not only strengthens the ties between our two countries but also provides passengers with a unique travel experience. Additionally, we look forward to launching seasonal flights from Bratislava to Antalya starting May 18th, 2024.”

This new direct route offers more than just convenient travel between Bratislava and Istanbul. Bratislava Airport (BTS) serves as a hub for Pegasus Airlines, opening doors to a wider network of destinations.

Passengers can now enjoy seamless connections to exciting locations like Cappadocia, Kuwait, Georgia, and many more within the Pegasus Airlines network.

Bratislava Airport Welcomes New Airline

Dušan Novota, Chairman of the Board and General Director of M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS), expressed his support for the new partnership.

“We are delighted to welcome Pegasus Airlines as a new scheduled carrier at Bratislava Airport. These year-round direct flights to Istanbul provide passengers with crucial connections to a major hub airport, opening doors to further destinations.”

“This route, combined with the upcoming seasonal service to Antalya, positions Bratislava Airport to welcome a record number of passengers traveling between Slovakia and Turkey this year.”

About Pegasus Airlines

Incorporated in 1990, Pegasus was acquired by ESAS Holding in 2005 and adopted the low-cost business model.

As Türkiye’s leading low-cost airline, Pegasus believes that everyone has the right to fly and offers its guests the opportunity to travel with good-value fares and young aircraft through its low-cost structure.

In 2018, Pegasus adopted the motto Your Digital Airline and carries its guests to 138 destinations in 53 countries, 35 in Türkiye and 103 on its international network.

Pegasus operates connecting flights between Türkiye and Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia via Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen.

Pegasus Airlines boasts a continuously expanding network, currently serving 138 destinations – 35 within Turkey and 103 international routes.

A Pegasus Airlines Airbus A321neo climbs out.
Photo Credit: Pegasus Airlines
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About Bratislava Airport (BTS)

Bratislava Airport is the largest international airport in Slovakia, conveniently situated just 9 km from the city center.

The airport boasts a rich history dating back to 1947 and officially launched regular air traffic operations in 1951.

In 2023, the airport facilitated over 1.8 million passengers and witnessed more than 26,000 aircraft movements.

Currently, Bratislava Airport supports 39 direct routes to 35 destinations in 16 countries. It also sees additional charter flights in operation during the peak summer season.

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