Pegasus Airlines is a budget airline that connects Turkey to its European neighbors like the more popular competition RyanAir. It hasn’t received much attention by travelers looking for budget flights within Europe, but it does provide some options that can save travel time and money. It’s been around since 1990, but didn’t offer frequent flights until it was sold in 2005. Now, it services flights all over Turkey and Europe, but the best rates per route are for those that are either in or out of Turkey rather than on trans-European routes.

Pegasus offers codeshare with four other airlines, Air Berlin (Oneworld), Azerbaijan Airlines, IZair and KLM (SkyTeam.) KLM and Pegasus signed a codeshare agreement this past May so that KLM flights now stop at any airport that Pegasus is serviced. And while you cannot use any One World points to book directly with Pegasus, Air Berlin offering a codeshare with Pegasus will allow you to get to one of Turkey’s popular destinations.

Pegasus Routes

 

Turkey has some of the most popular and beautiful destinations for people to vacation in. Pegasus’s hubs are basically all over Turkey so it offers affordable flights from Europe to the popular destinations that could be found in epics like Homer’s Odyssey.

November Round Trip Rates

Istanbul → Milan $153

London → Denizli $464

Brussels→ Istanbul $195

Copenhagen → Bodrum $325

Pegasus Routes Outside of Turkey

When to Use Pegasus

I would only use Pegasus if it’s the cheapest option for travel and a stopover is not available with your original route to make the destination a free stop. A stopover is a connection that lasts at least four hours and up to a year from the validity of the ticket. For example, I have a flight scheduled from Portland to Istanbul as the original destination, but I intend to travel to Denizli, Turkey to explore Pamukkale as well as the coastal region. Booked with Pegasus, a round trip to Denizli from Istanbul would cost about $70 which is a good rate, but because United allows international stopovers, I included Denizli as my stopover, saving $70 on what becomes a free flight.

It’s not recommended to use Pegasus or any other budget airline as a connection flight especially if you think you will be cutting close on time. The different airports Pegasus serves tend to be out of smaller airports and not necessarily where your transfer flight is out of so it’s not worth the risk of not making your next flight.

Watch this Pegasus Airline Safety Video:

 

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Rand Shoaf

Introduced to traveling at a young age, Rand has since traveled to over 45 countries. Learning how to maximize credit card sign-up bonuses in college has allowed him to earn millions of travel miles and points. Using the same tips and tricks he writes about here has ultimately allowed him to explore the word for pennies on the dollar.

2 Comments

  • I would like to know if it is possible to buy pegasus tickets at schipol airport in amsterdam.because i have no credit card so i cannot buy tickets online and donot even no how to buy them onlineAre there balies at schipol to buy ticketsSent from Samsung Mobile

    • Hi Grace, I’m not sure if Pegasus has a ticket counter at Schipol, but you can call +31 (0)20 – 6380366 to find out. It is very simple to purchase ticket online and if you do not have a credit card you can buy a master card gift card to make the reservation online. The website is FlyPGS.com and you select Amsterdam at the departure and select where you would like to fly to. After making your selections you will be given the option to pay. If you need more help, please email me at themile@welltraveledmile.com and I will be happy to help you more.