Pegasus Airlines to celebrate 100th Airbus with special livery

Pegasus Airlines will celebrate its 100th Airbus aircraft with a special livery
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A Pegasus Airlines Airbus A321neo aircraft was spotted sporting a special livery at Airbus’ facilities at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW), Germany, where an Airbus A320neo family, including the A321neo, Final Assembly Line (FAL) is located. 

The single-aisle aircraft, registered as TC-RDP, was seen with a “100th” sticker on the ride side of the fuselage. The sticker also included confetti and stars next to the three-digit number, marking the 100th Airbus aircraft to be delivered to the airline.  

The flight registration D-AVZE and Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 11515 were also visible on the aft fuselage, with a text just to the right of the MSN and registration number. Typically, the Turkish airline’s livery includes ‘’ at the front of the fuselage. 

According to data, apart from three wet leased-in Avion Express Airbus A320s, Pegasus Airlines has six A320, 46 A32neo, and 33 A321neo aircraft in its fleet. Additionally, the airline has 15 Boeing 737-800 NextGeneration (NG) jets, totaling 100 aircraft (103 with three wet leased-in A320s). 

Ch-aviation data also shows that Pegasus Airlines has 76 Airbus A321neo still on order. Out of the 100 aircraft it operates, 76 are owned, while the remaining 24 are leased. 

Throughout 2023, Airbus has delivered eight A321neos to Pegasus Airlines, including two aircraft of the type in July 2023: TC-RDI and TC-RDJ. The manufacturer is expected to deliver another eight throughout the remainder of the year, data showed. 

While presenting its Q1 2023 results in May 2023, the airline indicated that its Airbus A321neo order book includes 16 deliveries in 2023, 21 in 2024, and 11 in 2025, meaning that the 100th aircraft to be built by Airbus should come sometime in 2024. 

The airline ordered 36 additional A321neos on July 13, 2023. 

Pegasus Airlines finished Q1 2023 by earning €442 million ($490.4 million) in revenue and a net loss of €22 million ($24.4 million). In total, 6.3 million passengers boarded the airline’s aircraft during the three-month period.

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