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Amstelveen,
22
May
2013

KLM and Pegasus sign Code Share agreement

Summary

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Pegasus Airlines announced today that they have signed a code share agreement effective for sales May 27th and for travel June 3rd, 2013. Passengers will benefit from quick and easy transfers between Pegasus flights and KLM flights through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.

The agreement enables KLM to market under KLM flight numbers flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport and Amsterdam, and flights between Izmir and Amsterdam, for connections to any of the 150 destinations on the KLM network.

Also an interline agreement has been concluded, allowing passengers to travel on a single KLM ticket between any airport served by Pegasus in Turkey and any airport served by KLM.

Mrs. Güliz Öztürk, Senior Vice President Commercial of Pegasus Airlines and Mr. Pieter Bootsma, Executive Vice President Marketing Revenue Management & Network for KLM, announced this agreement at a press conference held in Istanbul on May 22.

As Turkey’s leader low cost airline company flying to 71 destinations in 29 countries, we are very proud to start a partnership with KLM, one of the long-established airline companies. With this partnership, we will be able to share Pegasus experience with everyone who wants to visit Turkey by flying with KLM through Amsterdam with one ticket to more than 150 KLM destinations.
Mrs. Güliz Öztürk, Senior Vice President Commercial of Pegasus Airlines
With this agreement KLM multiplies the options for its passengers to travel to and from anywhere in Turkey through the combined networks of KLM and Pegasus, benefitting from Schiphol as one of the best transfer airports in the world. It demonstrates KLM’s commitment to its customers in Turkey, where KLM has been operating since 1929.
Mr. Pieter Bootsma, Executive Vice President Marketing Revenue Management & Network for KLM
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Over KLM
De Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij is in 1919 opgericht en de oudste, nog onder haar oorspronkelijke naam opererende, luchtvaartmaatschappij ter wereld. In 2004 fuseerden Air France en KLM tot AIR FRANCE KLM. Zo ontstond een sterke Europese luchtvaartgroep, gebaseerd op twee krachtige merken en hubs, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol en Parijs Charles de Gaulle. Met behoud van eigen identiteit richt de groep zich op 3 kernactiviteiten: vervoer van passagiers, vracht en vliegtuigonderhoud.

In Nederland vormt KLM de kern van de KLM Groep waar ook KLM cityhopper en transavia.com deel van uitmaken. KLM bedient al haar bestemmingen met een moderne vloot en is met ruim 33.000 medewerkers wereldwijd actief. Een speler die voorop staat in de luchtvaartindustrie, met een betrouwbare operatie, die met bezieling en op een duurzame manier innoveert in klantgerichte producten.

KLM is lid van SkyTeam, de luchtvaartalliantie die een wereldwijd netwerk aanbiedt aan al haar klanten. Het netwerk van KLM verbindt alle belangrijke economische regio’s in de wereld met Nederland en is daarmee een stimulans voor de economie.

Over SkyTeam
SkyTeam is een wereldwijde luchtvaartalliantie die de klanten van de aangesloten luchtvaartmaatschappijen een uitgebreid wereldwijd netwerk biedt met meer bestemmingen, meer frequenties en meer verbindingen. Passagiers kunnen bij alle SkyTeam Member airlines frequent flyer Miles sparen en besteden. De SkyTeam Member airlines bieden hun klanten meer dan 490 lounges wereldwijd. 

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About Pegasus
Pegasus joined the airline sector with the launch of its charter flights in 1990 and has been owned by ESAS Holding since 2005. It is Turkey's leading low-cost carrier offering economically priced flights on short and medium-haul routes. Working to the brief that everyone has the right to fly, Pegasus offers its guests great value, on-time flights and the newest aircraft under the auspices of its low-cost model. Pegasus flies a scheduled service to 42 international destinations and 29 destinations within Turkey, taking its guests to 71 destinations in 29 countries. Continuously expanding, Pegasus was named “the fastest growing airline” of Europe's 25 largest airlines in terms of seat capacity for both 2011 and 2012 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG). In 2012 Pegasus made the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history of approximately US$12 billion (list price) for 100 new Airbus aircraft, of which 25 are optional. On 26 April 2013, Pegasus Airlines listed 34.5% of its stock on the Istanbul Stock Exchange with a public offering and began trading with the code 'PGSUS' – becoming the first airline in Turkey to be listed on its stock exchange.

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