Pegasus Airlines continues to build its Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen hub, with the start of flights to its seventh destination in the Middle East – Bahrain – on 12 June, celebrated with one of the traditional methods – a new route cake.
- Pegasus Airlines continues to build up its hub operation from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), with the start of thrice-weekly services to Bahrain (BAH). The route becomes the airline’s seventh service to the Middle East, joining the likes of Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Tehran, Kuwait City and Tel Aviv. Commenced on 12 June, the 189-seat, 737-800-operated flights face no direct competition. However, Gulf Air (seven times weekly) and Turkish Airlines (daily) operate on the city pair, but from Istanbul Atatürk. Mohammed Khalil, VP of Commercial and Marketing at Bahrain Airport Company, commented on the new route: “We are happy to welcome Pegasus’ first flight into Bahrain International Airport. We are confident that it will help spur tourism and bolster business activities between the two countries. The new route reiterates BAC’s commitment to further expand BIA’s network and provide passengers with connectivity options and ease of access to the rest of the world.”