The airline is expanding its Middle East presence with two new routes to the Gulf – Muscat and Saudi Arabia’s oil market centre Dammam.
The Muscat route will full Istanbul-primarily based Pegasus’ coverage of the Gulf, as Oman was the only GCC nation to which it did not operate.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) stated on June 28 that it had authorized the operation of Turkish low-price carrier Pegasus Airlines for 4 weekly flights among Muscat and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul as of July four.
“The authority hopes that the company’s flights will provide economical and competitive options for travel between the sultanate and the airline’s other destinations.”
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is a single of the two international airports serving Istanbul, the other getting Atatürk Airport.
The launch flight will commence on July three from Istanbul at 9.40pm (Turkish time) and attain Oman at three.40am (Oman time) on July four. The very first flight from Muscat to Istanbul will fly at four.40am, reaching its location at 9.20am.
The fares for Istanbul commence at a low of RO112, with no meals and no baggage except for 8kg hand carry. For RO135 ticket, travellers can avail meals and 20kg baggage.
Pegasus will commence 3 weekly service to Muscat with the frequency growing to 4 weekly from July 15.
Interestingly, with this flight travellers have the alternative to connect to London’s Stansted Airport from Muscat.
UK passengers can fly from London Stansted airport to Muscat, connecting by means of its Istanbul hub at Sabiha Gökçen, and passengers from Muscat can take the flight to London by way of Istanbul.
Pegasus had began its Dammam service starting June.
Information Source: Muscat Daily