Posted on: 30 June 2015 by Mark Howells
Pegasus Airlines has selected AJW Aviation to provide full power-by-the-hour-type (PBH) services for its current fleet of Airbus A320s.
The multi-year contract has the option to expand with the fleet over the next decade – the airlines has 58 A320neos and 17 A321neos on order with options for a further 25 aircraft from the family. AJW will also locate extensive main base kit at the Pegasus facility in Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
Tahsin Istanbullu, director, CAMO – Part M for Pegasus Airlines, commented, “Pegasus’s low-cost model leads the way in Turkey. We operate an affordable and flexible pricing policy that considers quality and customer satisfaction. We are continually developing to meet passenger expectations and priorities, and to do this we must innovate and align our cost base.
“Serving a global customer base of more than 1,000 airlines in 42 different countries, AJW Aviation has the experience in PBH that will bring immediate benefits and operational efficiencies that will help us find new ways to improve our service,” Istanbullu added.
“An important factor for Pegasus is AJW’s commitment to placing rotable inventory in Istanbul,” noted Colin Craig, commercial director, AJW Aviation. “They will have their own exclusive stock of A320 spares ensuring premium service and minimising AOGs. We are also providing complementary pool inventory for Pegasus and this will offer accessibility to our other customers in the region. A spares hub in Istanbul, on the Europe/Asia crossroads, is a sound logistical move for AJW and will help sustain our global reputation for 24/7/365 AOG service.”