Turkish low cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines announced a new route between Ankara capital of Turkey and Dublin, effective from 3 July 2024, operating three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using a mix of Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321Neo aircraft.

The airline was formed 1 December 1989, two businesses, Net and Silkar, partnering with Aer Lingus to create an inclusive tour charter airline called Pegasus Airlines and services were inaugurated on 15 April 1990 with two Boeing 737-400s. In 1992, Aer Lingus and Net sold their shares in the company in 1994 to Istanbul-based Yapı Kredi bank.

In January 2005, ESAS Holdings purchased Pegasus Airlines and placed Ali Sabanci as the chairman. Two months later, he changed the airline business model from a charter airline to a low-cost carrier . Pegasus operates a fleet of 105 aircraft serving 138 destinations across 53 countries, including 35 domestic and 103 international routes.

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