Leading low-cost airlines of Turkey and Saudi Arabia; Pegasus Airlines and flynas respectively have signed a codeshare agreement to offer their guests connections on both airlines’ networks.
Following the signing ceremony on 6 October 2016, Pegasus is now offering flights to Riyadh and Jeddah that are operated by flynas. Pegasus guests who want to travel to either of these major cities in Saudi Arabia can do so by booking their flights on flypgs.com/en, flying to these cities with flynas. In turn flynas is providing flights to Trabzon, Ankara, Hatay, Antalya and Adana via Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen for its guests in Riyadh and Jeddah.
Pegasus CEO Mehmet T. Nane said at the signing ceremony: “As Turkey’s leading low-cost airline, with scheduled flights to 102 destinations in 40 countries, we are thrilled to be entering into a partnership with Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost airline flynas. This partnership will allow flynas guests wishing to visit Turkey via Istanbul to have the chance to experience flying with Pegasus. We will bring together our destinations in Saudi Arabia and Turkey using Istanbul as a hub. Our guests will be able to fly from all over Turkey to Riyadh and Jeddah via Istanbul using just one ticket purchased on our website. Guests will also be able to pick up their luggage at their final destination after checking it in at the start of their journey. During this new period for Pegasus, we will on the one hand continue to grow organically and faster than the average for the sector and on the other expand our network widely into the surrounding regions via such partnerships.”
Mehmet T. Nane also outlined that Pegasus aims to expand into new regions: “We are very keen to fly to all of Saudi Arabia’s major cities, starting with Riyadh and Jeddah. We want to grow our flight network in the Middle East. In this sense our partnership with flynas is of strategic importance as we will be providing better-value flights between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Our aim is to expand on this agreement signed with flynas and to spread our low-cost flights even further into the Middle East.”
flynas CEO Bander Al Mohanna said: “This successful partnership with Pegasus Airlines has already given thousands of customers the choice to experience and enjoy a wide range of destinations in Turkey. In return, as we approach Umrah season, customers from Turkey are also given the opportunity to fly to Saudi Arabia from multiple points in Turkey.
Both flynas and Pegasus look forward to increasing the number of destinations on both carriers’ network, providing even more options to all passengers traveling between KSA and Turkey.
Flynas also understands the importance of International operations provided by Pegasus Airlines from Sabiha Gokcen airport and as the partnership continues to grow, we will look at including few of those international destinations into the agreement.”