Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines puts entire fleet up for lease

Pegasus Airlines has announced that it’s A320-200 and B737-800 fleets are available on Long-Term ACMI/Wet-Lease Markets amid Weak Demand for travel to Turkey.

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A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 Copyright: Marco Blume/aircraftspotting.de
The Turkish scheduled carrier took the unprecedented step of placing an advert in an international magazine this week stating that its seventy-four aircraft (twelve A320-200s, four A320neo, and fifty-eight B737-800s) would be available from October 1 onwards. Currently, Pegasus Airlines wet-leases two B737-800s to Saudi Arabia’s flynas.

Turkey’s tourism market has suffered from the impact of regional conflicts as well as political instability at home that culminated in July’s failed military coup.

Other operators that have registered a similar downturn in demand include AnadoluJet which recently scrapped a wet-lease agreement with Borajet Airlines, involving three Embraer ERJ-195s. 

Sun Express also abandoned plans to lease in four B737-800s from Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, this summer while re-deploying several jets to its Sun Express Deutschland unit.

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  1. Pegasus Airlines statement regarding the wet-leasing of its fleet
    LONDON (11th October 2016) — Further to the recent erroneous news stories based on Pegasus Airlines advertisements which have inaccurately reported on the wet-lease of its aircraft, Pegasus Airlines would like to provide clarification that the airline currently is offering only 3 of its current fleet of 77 aircraft, of B737-800 and A320 types, for its long-term wet-leasing plans.
    The advertisement in question referred to the Pegasus Airlines fleet of 74 aircraft – the fleet size at the time of the advertisement – purely in order to provide general information about the total Pegasus Airlines fleet size, not in relation to how many aircraft were available for wet-lease.
    Pegasus is continuing to provide its scheduled service as normal across its domestic and international networks with the remaining 74 aircraft servicing 33 destinations in Turkey and 69 in the rest of the world in its network of 102 destinations in 40 countries.

    For further press information please contact:
    Ceyda Sara Pekenc
    Account Director, Pegasus Airlines
    Redmint: + 44 (0)20 3397 3936; pegasus@redmintcomms.co.uk

    Connect with Pegasus on Social Media
    Official website: http://www.flypgs.com/en / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pegasusairlines
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flymepegasus / YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/pegasusairlines
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/pegasusairlines

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