Pegasus Airlines to be presented at 10th World Low Cost Airlines Congress

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Pegasus Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Guliz Ozturk will take part in the 10th World Low Cost Airlines Congress by special invitation again this year on 17 September at the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel.

guliz-ozturk-pgsGuliz Ozturk will take part in a flight-deck feedback panel discussion on 'What are the key criteria and future trends for a successful low-cost business model?' on Tuesday 17 September at 17:10. Ozturk says 'I'm delighted to be taking part in the World Low Cost Airlines Congress again this year. Pegasus has had a very busy and successful year, including floating on the Istanbul Stock Exchange and the placement of an order for 100 new aircraft, and I look forward to sharing all our new developments and progress at the event this year.'

Ancillary Marketing Manager for Pegasus, Burak Gulay, will also take part in a panel discussion on 'Optimising Your Cross Sell and Up Sell Options' on Tuesday 17 September at 16:10.

Pegasus: a growth story worth sharing...

Pegasus is Turkey's first, and leading, low-cost carrier and also the fastest growing airline in Turkey. In 2012 alone it flew 13.6 million guests and during the first six months 7.55 million guests. It was also named the fastest growing airline of Europe's 25 largest airlines (in terms of seat capacity) for both 2011 and 2012 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG).

The airline has an innovative and successful business model, which dynamically incorporates its guests' wants and needs, with the transparent reporting of Pegasus flights' on-time performance and its commitment to good-value pricing forming part of the company's "evolving low-cost model" in direct response to feedback from its guests. During 2012 the rate of delivering its guests to their destination on time was 92.1% and for the first six months of 2013 91.51%.

Pegasus has the youngest fleet of aircraft in Turkey, with its Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s having an average age of just 3.49 years. In 2012 Pegasus made the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time of approximately US$12 billion (list price) for 100 new Airbus aircraft (of which 25 are optional). On 26 April 2013, Pegasus offered a 34.5% stake of itself to the public and began trading on the Istanbul Stock Exchange with the code 'PGSUS'.

Continuously expanding, Pegasus flies a scheduled service to 44 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Caucasus as well as 29 destinations within Turkey, taking its guests to 73 destinations in 30 countries.

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