Turkish low-cost-carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines is set to strengthen its links to the UK by adding a 3rd destination, Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) to its existing routes to Manchester (MAN/EGCC) and London Stansted (STN/EGSS) from Istanbul.
Operating three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the route will connect Birmingham to Istanbul’s second airport Sabiha Gökçen International as opposed to IGA Istanbul Airport which is served by Turkish Airlines.
Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Pegasus Airlines into the BHX fold. Pegasus is a very impressive low-cost carrier whose commitment to sustainable long-term growth is matched by our own here at BHX.” .
Pegasus will operate the route, which h is due to start on the 21st of December, using either a Boeing 737-800 or Airbus A320 and passengers will be able to connect to Pegasus’ internal network to destinations including Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, and Izmir.