Pegasus Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo

posted on 16th September 2019 by Justin Burns
Pegasus Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo

Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft as part of its 100 aircraft order signed in 2012.

Joining the fleet on 11 September, the TC-RBA certified new A321neo is named “Asem Zümra”, continuing the airline’s tradition of naming new aircraft after the newborn daughters of Pegasus Airlines employees.

Pegasus Airlines CEO, Mehmet Nane said: “As Pegasus Airlines, we continue to steadily grow our fleet with our new generation environmentally friendly aircraft. We are delighted and proud to have received our first A321neo, the largest member of the Airbus A320 family, of which we aim to form half of our fleet by 2024.

“With their state-of-the-art technology environmentally friendly engines and ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) configuration, our A321neo aircraft will also reduce our ecological footprint.”

Nane added: “As part of our digital transformation, we continue to add something new every day to our innovative practices. Our aim is to enrich our guests’ travel experience with the new aircraft joining our fleet.

“The A321neo that we have received also differs from the other aircraft in our fleet as it has capacity of 239-seats.”

Nane continued by outlining how Pegasus is growing and renewing its fleet step by step with next generation and more environmentally friendly aircraft: “We all know that Turkey has great tourism potential. The new aircraft that we will be receiving by the end of 2024 will be a driving force for us to realise this potential and to power us ahead.

“We, as Pegasus, supported by this driving force and the innovative technologies we have been developing, will continue to be one of the biggest supporters of our country’s growth in tourism.”