Pegasus Airlines, a low-cost carrier from Turkey, is all set to commence its operations in Pakistan next month.
The airline will start its flight operations from the commercial capital of Pakistan, Karachi to Turkey’s tourism hub, Istanbul from its first flight starting from March 28 this year.
According to reports, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a permit to Pegasus Airlines. The Turkish low-cost carrier will operate four flights per week from Karachi to Istanbul and Istanbul to Karachi.
In recent years, Pakistan’s relationship with Turkey has improved on a diplomatic level which has had its impact on the economic front as well.
The new airline will not only facilitate businessmen and overseas Pakistanis but it will also pave the way towards increasing trade and tourism between the two countries in the future.
During the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a number of trade agreements were signed in the areas of defense, finance, trade, economy, customs, agriculture, banking, and finance, etc.
Pegasus Airlines will be the second Turkish carrier that has its presence in Pakistan after Turkish Airlines, which has been operating for several years. Last year, it carried out over 600 flights carrying more than 0.15 million passengers that embarked and disembarked from various cities of Pakistan.