19-Dec-2012 8:26 AM

Pegasus Airlines places biggest Turkish airline order for up to 100 narrowbody Airbus aircraft

Pegasus Airlines announced (18-Dec-2012) it placed an order for up to 100 narrowbody Airbus aircraft including 58 A320neo and 17 A321neo aircraft, of which 75 are firm orders. The aircraft will be the airline's first Airbus aircraft, as its fleet currently consists of Boeing aircraft. Pegasus chairman Ali Sabanci said, "It is with great pride that we are placing the biggest order in the history of Turkish civil aviation with Airbus for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft. At Pegasus, we believe that everyone has the right to fly, and the A320neo with its 15 percent fuel burn reduction combined with superior cabin comfort made it without a doubt the best choice for achieving our ambitious future development plans." Airbus COO John Leahy said Airbus is "delighted to welcome Pegasus as a new Airbus customer". Pegasus will take delivery of the A320neo aircraft in a single class layout of 180 seats while its A321neo will be configured with 220 seats in a single-class layout. The aircraft will be equipped with Sharklet wing tip devices. [more - original PR - Pegasus] [more - original PR - Pegasus II]

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