Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bishkek a hub for Central Asia- Pegasus flies the skies

Neelam Mathews
April 2, 2015

Pegasus Asia, born out of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines’ partnership with Kyrgyz airline Air Manas, is expanding with new routes and increased frequencies. The latest feather in the Bishkek-based airline now includes twice-weekly scheduled flights to Delhi.
Kazakhsthan based Air Astana already runs five services a week to Delhi.
The aim of Pegasus Asia is to make Bishkek a hub for Central Asia said a spokesperson, by making it a transit point for onward travel to Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Far East.

Having launched the first Bishkek-Istanbul flights on March 21, it runs daily flights between Bishkek Manas International Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Passengers can now connect from Delhi to Istanbul via Bishkek with fares starting at just £156, said the spokesperson.
The carrier’s connections to Central Asian destinations will provide a respite to Indian students and businessmen heading to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk in Russia and to 18 destinations in Turkey. In all, it flies to 57 destinations.
Interestingly, the latest airline to get an Air Operators Permit in India is Bangalore-based Air Pegasus that will fly to South Indian destinations starting mid April. The two are not connected.

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