Pegasus Airlines orders 36 new Airbus A321neo aircraft

A Pegasus Airlines Airbus A321neo climbs out.
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Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has entered into an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 36 new A321neo aircraft.

With this latest order, Pegasus has extended its original Airbus order placed in 2012, bringing the total number of aircraft on order to 150, with 108 of them being A321neos.

This move is in line with the airline’s strategy to modernize its fleet while focusing on reducing emissions, saving fuel, and optimizing unit costs.

According to Güliz Öztürk, the CEO of Pegasus Airlines, this expansion is a testament to the airline’s commitment to operational efficiency, financial performance, and sustainability.

Öztürk emphasized the importance of fleet modernization to achieve fuel and unit cost savings, as well as emission reductions. The addition of 36 new A321neo aircraft will enable Pegasus to both expand and modernize its fleet effectively.

The youngest fleet in Türkiye

Pegasus Airlines takes pride in having one of the youngest fleets in Turkey, with an average age of just 4.5 years. This youthful fleet not only enhances the airline’s operational efficiency but also contributes significantly to reducing fuel consumption and emissions.


In line with its goal to achieve net-zero emissions, Pegasus is actively pursuing various initiatives, including the use of sustainable aviation fuel and the exploration of alternative energy sources.

A321neo – higher seat capacity, lower fuel consumption

The A321neo, the latest member of the Airbus A320/321neo family, is the largest aircraft in its class. Its 239-seat configuration offers substantial advantages in terms of capacity utilization.

Furthermore, the A321neo’s fuel consumption is significantly lower due to the advanced LEAP-1A engines, resulting in 15-20% improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions compared to its predecessors.

With the delivery of the newly ordered A321neo aircraft, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2029, Pegasus Airlines is poised to strengthen its position in the industry.

By combining innovative, rational, principled, and responsible practices, Pegasus aims to maintain and advance its leading position in the airline industry.


Pegasus Airlines is a Turkish low-cost carrier headquartered in the Kurtköy area of Pendik, Istanbul with bases at several Turkish airports. It is the second-largest airline in Turkey by fleet size and passenger numbers, after Turkish Airlines.

Pegasus Airlines was founded in 1990 and started operations in 1994. It operates a fleet of over 100 aircraft, flying to over 120 destinations in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The airline’s main base is Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul, but it also has bases at Antalya Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, and Dalaman Airport. The carrier is a member of the Star Alliance, a global airline alliance.

Pegasus Airlines’ latest agreement with Airbus to acquire 36 new A321neo aircraft underscores the airline’s commitment to fleet modernization, operational efficiency, and sustainability.

The addition of these fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft will not only allow Pegasus to expand its operations but also contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions in the aviation sector.

With its focus on innovative and responsible practices, Pegasus Airlines is well-positioned to maintain its leading position in the industry and continue providing affordable and efficient air travel options to its passengers.

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