Pegasus Airlines launches new Dortmund-Istanbul route

From 19 December, Pegasus Airlines is launching a new route between Dortmund and Istanbul operating three times a week from €49.99 a ticket. 

Flights will depart from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 07:20 Tuesdays and Thursdays and 06:45 on Sundays, and from Dortmund Airport at 11:35 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11:20 on Sundays.

Ludger van Bebber, CEO of Dortmund Airport, said: “The newly established connection to Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul represents a significant achievement for Dortmund Airport and our passengers.

“Beyond experiencing the captivating metropolis of Istanbul, travellers now have access to a variety of thrilling destinations via the Pegasus route network from Istanbul.

“We are delighted to welcome Pegasus as our new partner, sharing our commitment to sustainable growth. Together, we aim to offer passengers affordable flights to a broad range of destinations.”

Pegasus serves more than 130 destinations in 50 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe from its  Sabiha Gokcen Airport hub. In addition to its extensive international flight network, Pegasus connects guests to Turkey’s top summer destinations.

The carrier is one of the fastest-growing airlines post-pandemic after having fully recovered its operating capacity and profitability last year.

It is actively seeking to decarbonise its operations in line with its commitment to IATA’s net zero by 2050 pledge and global imperatives to protect the planet. Investing in fuel-efficient, new generation aircraft is a significant part of Pegasus’ sustainability strategy, which positions the airline as having one of the most modern fleets in Europe, it said. 

In November, the carrier revealed its new strategy to decarbonise by partnering with OpenAirlines to roll-out its SkyBreathe 360° eco-flying platform.

Dortmund Airport is an international airport located just 10km in the east of Dortmund. It serves the eastern Rhine-Ruhr region, the largest conurbation in Germany, and has successfully positioned itself as a specialist for low-cost and leisure charter flights.

This year it has transported a new record of almost three million passengers.

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