Turkey’s low cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has announced that the carrier for first time ever carried more than 10 million guests during first half of year. For the first half of 2015, Pegasus carried 10.17 million guests, translating to a year-on-year increase of 10%, while the seat capacity was 13.04 million, a rise of 12% compared with the same period last year.
With a fleet of 64 aircraft by the end of June, it had completed 125,156 block hours of flights at an average overall load factor of 78% during the first half of 2015.
Pegasus' traffic data, according to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP), show that during 1 January–30 June 2015 10.17 million guests were carried by them with 6.33 million on domestic routes and 3.84 million on international routes. During the same period a total of 70,411 flights were made with 41,534 domestic flights and 28,877 international flights beyond Turkey – representing a year-on-year increase of 12.2% compared with the same period last year.
Pegasus added the new destinations of London Gatwick, Oslo and Kutaisi to its network as well as Kastamonu in Turkey during the first half of 2015, making a network of 91 destinations in 37 countries with 31 domestic and 60 international destinations.