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Fri, 22 December 2023

Pegasus Airlines Launches Flights Between Istanbul and Birmingham, England

(22/12/23)  Pegasus Airlines launched flights between Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in Türkiye and Birmingham Airport (BHX) in England on Thursday.

The low cost carrier is operating the route with thrice weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flight PC1183 is scheduled to depart SAW at 07:30 and arrive in Birmingham at 12:05. From BHX, flight PC1184 is slated to depart at 13:10, arriving in Istanbul at 17:10.

BHX is not only busy trying to expand its route network, but is also aiming to become a carbon net zero airport by 2033 by implementing low-carbon alternatives into its operation.

Pegasus Airlines crew with Nick Barton, CEO of BHX. Click to enlarge.
Pegasus Airlines crew with Nick Barton, CEO of BHX

One project currently under way is the installation of 12,000 solar panels across BHX’s northeast boundary, which is expected to produce 20% of BHX’s electricity requirement by y May 2024.

“This is a lovely early Christmas gift for us and for the many customers in our region who now have even greater options for travelling to Türkiye and beyond,” said Nick Barton, CEO of BHX. “I have no doubt these new services to SAW will be very popular with sun seekers, pilgrims, business travellers and people going to see family both in Türkiye and across the vast array of destinations offered by Pegasus’s strong onwards network covering Asia, Europe and Africa.”

Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah (UAE), Doha (Qatar), Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada (Egypt), Beirut (Lebanon), Karachi (Pakistan), Tbilisi and Batumi (Georgia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Yerevan (Armenia), Baghdad, Erbil and Basra (Iraq), Tehran and Tabriz (Iran), Medina and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Almaty, Astana and Shymkent (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Amman (Jordan), Bahrain and Kuwait are among the more than 130 destinations in Asia, Africa and Europe served by Pegasus from its SAW hub.

In addition to its extensive international flight network, Pegasus connects guests to Türkiye’s top tourist destinations including Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.

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