Pegasus Airlines Starts Biggest Summer From London Stansted Airport

Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines is looking to have its largest summer season ever in flights to the UK. According to London Stansted Airport (STN). Pegasus is schedule to operate a whopping 55 direct flights from Turkey weekly. Let’s find out more.

An increasing capacity
Turkey’s leading low-cost airline is looking to operate 55 direct flights per week to London Stansted this summer. It will directly connect this airport with five top destinations in Turkey. Including Istanbul (SAW), Antalya (AYT), Dalaman (DLM), Ankara (ESB), and Izmir (ADB).

Pegasus Airlines Starts Biggest Summer From London Stansted Airport

As of June 2023, the route between London and Istanbul has 30 weekly flights or about three to five daily. The other routes have one weekly flight (Izmir and Antalya) or less (four between London and Dalaman and three to Ankara).

Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s Managing Director, said,

“We are delighted that Pegasus Airlines has expanded its summer schedule from London Stansted to its largest ever. Since launching here 16 years ago, the airline has built an incredibly popular network that connects passengers from the region to destinations across Turkey.”

Pegasus Airlines Starts Biggest Summer From London Stansted Airport

He added that by increasing capacity and frequency on existing routes (particularly employing its Airbus A321neo), passengers will have more choice and flexibility without traveling to other airports. Pegasus Airlines operates a fleet of 93 aircraft and flies to 129 destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, plus 36 domestic destinations in Turkey. Last year, the airline doubled its international passenger numbers.

Pegasus Airlines Starts Biggest Summer From London Stansted Airport

Meanwhile, Pegasus Airlines’ Chief Financial Officer, Barbaros Kubatoğlu, said that more than six million passengers have flown with Pegasus Airlines from London Stansted since 2007. “Connecting people, places, and cultures is at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to continue this mission, taking passengers between the UK, Türkiye, and beyond. We continually strive to offer the best possible experience on our well-connected low-cost flights and further our sustainability initiatives.”

How’s the Turkey-England connectivity looking right now?
Beyond the charter flights between Manchester and Istanbul, which are taking place this week as fans fly to attend the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, the market between the United Kingdom and Turkey is booming.

According to data from Cirium, there are currently 781 weekly scheduled flights between the UK and Turkey.

A Pegasus Airlines Airbus aircraft flying
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Turkish Airlines operates the largest number of flights on a given route. Between London Heathrow and Istanbul, it currently operates 45 weekly flights or between six and seven daily. A total of 19 routes between the UK and Turkey currently have ten or more weekly operations.