A sign of Turkey’s expanding global appeal, on 8th October the country’s expanding budget airline Pegasus launched its first ever service between Istanbul and Moscow. At the same time, the airline also announced a raft of new flights from Brussels, starting next year.
By 27th October Pegasus is expected to be operating three flights a week between Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen, each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Guliz Ozturk, Pegasus Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) said: “We were looking forward to launch Pegasus flights to Moscow for a long time. Following an intense period of negotiations between partners we open this destination today. We hope that the ease of visa regime, growing Turkish investment in Russian economy, as well as its historical identity will make Moscow one of the most popular destinations for Turkish guests. Similarly, Russian citizens will have an opportunity to fly at reasonable prices to Turkey, one of the most attractive destinations for rest and shopping.”
Meanwhile, from 30th March 2014 Pegasus will be flying from Brussels' Charleroi airport with fares starting at just €44.99. Flights will run every day, departing from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport at 10:35 and returning from Brussels' Charleroi airport at 18:30.
Pegasus connects Brussels with 21 destinations in Turkey, namely: Adana, Alanya, Ankara, Antalya, Batman, Bodrum, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzincan, Gaziantep, Hatay, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Nevsehir, Sivas, Sanliurfa, Trabzon and Van. It also flies to 12 other international destinations from the Belgian capital: Almaty, Beirut, Doha, Donetsk, Dubai, Ercan (Northern Cyprus), Kharkiv, Krasnodar, Lviv, Omsk, Tbilisi and Tehran.