Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of the first of seven new A320neo aircraft to be delivered in 2018.

The aircraft landed at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport after its maiden flight from Hamburg in Germany. The A320neo is the 16th aircraft to be delivered as part of the airline’s 100-aircraft order with Airbus.

Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet T. Nane said a key priority for the airline is to improve passenger experience, explaining: “To this end, we devise solutions encompassing every part of the business, from ground handling to operations, marketing to the technical aspects, that will make our guests’ lives easier and improve their travelling experience.”

He continued: “As a step towards this goal, we have just taken delivery of the 75th addition to our fleet, an A320neo aircraft. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests a much-improved travel experience with our new aircraft, which we have named Eylul Masal (“September Fairytale”). We will continue to expand and modernise our fleet.”

This delivery brings Pegasus’ fleet to 75, with an average age of 5.7 years. The fleet consists of 46 B737-800s, one Boeing B737-400, 12 Airbus A320ceos and 16 Airbus A320neo aircraft.

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