General manager Mehmet Nane says the fleet will comprise 83 aircraft at the end of this year and – with the addition of the 18 aircraft and the return of eight to lessors – reach 93 at the close of 2019.
Nane notes that 2018 has been "a better year for Turkish tourism", with visitor numbers set to reach 40 million, beating 2015's record of 38 million. Next year's figure "should be better", be adds.
Pegasus has established its own ground handling operation at its Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen main base. The carrier's flights from Istanbul Ataturk are meanwhile poised for transfer to the city's new airport.