Turkey's low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has ordered five Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $505 million.
Pegasus Airlines and its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operate a fleet of 58 737-800s and a total of 69 aircraft. The carrier is based out of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, operating an extensive network of domestic and regional services.
"The performance of the 737-800 has proven reliability, fantastic operating economics and popularity with our customers," saidMehmet Nane, CEO Pegasus Airlines. "I am pleased that we will be continuing with this long-standing relationship that stretches back 20 years, adding more Boeing airplanes to our fleet."
"The 737-800 continues to be the best selling version of the very successful Next-Generation 737 family, accumulating over 7,000 orders worldwide," said Monty Oliver, Vice President, European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are proud that Pegasus has again selected Boeing to meet its fleet requirements".