Pegasus Airlines to operate thrice weekly service Birmingham-Istanbul

A Pegasus Airlines Airbus A321neo climbs out.
Photo Credit: Pegasus Airlines

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines preparing to launch a thrice weekly service between Birmingham Airport (BHX) and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW).

Starting from December 21, Pegasus Airlines will operate flights three times a week—on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays—connecting Birmingham and Istanbul.

The best part for those on a budget is one-way fares from Birmingham Airport will kick off at an unbeatable £39.99. Now, that’s a deal that’s hard to resist.

The Pegasus Network: Beyond Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines isn’t just about connecting Birmingham to Istanbul; it’s a gateway to a world of possibilities.

 With a robust hub at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Pegasus serves over 130 destinations in 49 countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe.

From Dubai to Tbilisi, Sharm El Sheikh to Tehran, Pegasus opens up a tapestry of travel experiences.


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Birmingham BHX Welcomes Pegasus

Nick Barton, the CEO of Birmingham Airport, expresses his enthusiasm about Pegasus joining the BHX family.

Recognizing Pegasus as an impressive low-cost carrier committed to sustainable growth, Barton anticipates the new services to Istanbul will cater to various travelers, from sunseekers to business professionals and families visiting diverse destinations.

A Pegasus Airlines A321neo aircraft, delivered from Jackson Square Aviation.
Photo Credit: Jackson Square Aviation

Pegasus’ SAW hub acts as a launchpad to captivating destinations. Whether you’re yearning for the cultural richness of Beirut, the historical allure of Baghdad, or the modern vibrancy of Baku, Pegasus has your travel cravings covered.

Not to mention, the airline also links you to Türkiye’s top summer getaways like Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, and Izmir.

Pegasus Airlines and Sustainability

Beyond its expansive network, Pegasus Airlines is also known as a key player in sustainability issues post-pandemic. The airline has not only fully recovered its operating capacity and profitability in 2022 but is also committed to decarbonizing operations.

Investing in fuel-efficient, new-generation aircraft has given Pegasus one of the most modern fleets in Europe, with an average age of 4.6 years as of September 2023.

Similarly, Birmingham Airport is also not being left behind in the sustainability race. With ambitions to become a carbon net-zero airport by 2033, BHX is actively embracing low-carbon alternatives.

A solar panel project is underway, aiming to cover 20% of BHX’s electricity requirement by May 2024. This green initiative aligns seamlessly with Pegasus’s dedication to a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

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