Posted on: 10 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From 1 May, Pegasus Airlines will operate six-times weekly flights (on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) between London Gatwick and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
With the launch of this Gatwick route, Pegasus now flies a scheduled service to 30 destinations in Turkey and 59 in the rest of the world, bringing its total network to 89 destinations in 37 countries.
Guliz Ozturk, Pegasus Airlines' CCO, stated, “We are delighted to be launching our London Gatwick route. The UK is a major destination for us. We operate twice-daily flights from Stansted and flew 381,000 guests to and from the UK during 2014, translating to a year-on-year increase of 25%, thus we're confident that this new Gatwick flights will be warmly welcomed by our guests.
“Gatwick is conveniently located just 47 km outside of London's city centre and operates the highest number of point-to-point flights in Europe. With the launch of our new route, we are giving our UK guests more choice and flexibility when planning their travels. We hope to attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in our network always at our affordable fares,” Ozturk concluded.