16-Nov-2009 2:23 PM

Kyrgyz Pegasus Airlines to launch in early 2010

Kyrgyz Pegasus Airlines (KPA) announced plans to launch services from Jan-2010 (Shephard, 14-Nov-2009). The carrier, a 51:49 JV between Kyrgyz Air and Pegasus Airlines, will be based in Bishkek, initially operating six international routes and a single domestic route. The carrier will operate two B737-800s and one B737-500, wet leased from Pegasus airlines. The carrier plans to acquire two more aircraft in the fleet by the end of 2010, most likely to be wet-leased turboprops. Routes will include services to Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Almaty and Moscow. KPA expects to handle 750,000 passengers in its first year.