Posted on: 05 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Turkey’s Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) has released traffic data for Pegasus Airlines recorded between January and June 2014.
Pegasus successfully grew its number of customers by 22.3% in comparison with 2013, flying a total of 9.2 million passengers. The airline attributes this success to its increased capacity – by June 2014 the airline had expanded its fleet by 23% (compared with the same period in 2013) to 53 aircraft.
During the first six months of this year Pegasus added 11 new destinations outside Turkey as well as two new destinations within the country. The load factor on the airline’s domestic flights reached 82% whilst on international flights it was 75.4%.
Sertac Haybat, general manager of Pegasus Airlines, was keen to emphasise the airline’s success. “According to figures from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) there was an increase of 13.7% in guests flying compared to the same period last year. We at Pegasus also recorded an increase in guests by 22.4% to 9.2 million during this period compared to the same period last year. That is to say, over and above the rate for the rest of the aviation sector,” he declared.