Pegasus prioritizes fleet modernization and fuel efficiency with massive Airbus A321neo order.

In a significant move aimed at enhancing fleet modernization while ensuring fuel efficiency, Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's prominent budget carrier, has confirmed the procurement of 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft, advancing its transition towards an all-Airbus operator.

The current deal with Airbus, which was initially inked in 2012 and underwent subsequent modifications in 2017, 2021, and 2022, will now be amplified to accommodate an impressive total of 150 state-of-the-art aircraft. The additional 36 A321neo models are the latest incorporation, as per the airline's recent disclosure.

The A321neo aircraft, boasting a seating capacity of approximately 240 passengers, is a strategic choice for Pegasus. This acquisition will streamline the airline's fleet, unifying it under the banner of the renowned European manufacturer as the company phases out its remaining inventory of over a dozen Boeing Co. 737s.

In terms of power, the new additions to the fleet will be driven by CFM engines — the result of a productive collaboration between the American conglomerate, General Electric Co., and France's Safran SE. Pegasus anticipates the delivery of these new aircraft to be fulfilled by the end of 2029.