Turkey’s largest low cost airline, Pegasus, has renewed its contract with the world’s leading B2B travel technology platform, CarTrawler. The two firms have been enjoying a successful partnership since 2013, with CarTrawler providing booking engine software for the airline, which has seen significant car rental growth year-on-year. CarTrawler and Pegasus evolved their partnership in 2015 when the travel tech firm began to provide ground transportation solutions for the Turkish airline, following on from the already successful car rental partnership.
The range of multimodal options CarTrawler provides, bolstered by the successful relationship between the two firms, has been credited with securing this renewal. Pegasus carried 20.78 million guests in the first nine months of 2017, achieving 14.9% growth in total guest numbers, comprising of both domestic and international travellers.
Aileen McCormack, Chief Commercial Officer with CarTrawler commented: “We are proud to be doing business with such a fast paced, innovative company like Pegasus and are thrilled that they are taking full advantage of our market leading multimodal services.CarTrawler is the best-converting online car rental and ground transport platform and together with our partners we are revolutionising the travel technology sector.”
Güliz Öztürk, Chief Commercial Officer of Pegasus Airlines commented: “The full retail experience we receive from CarTrawler systems is more conducive to our requirements and the needs of our guests. We are thrilled to be looking to the future with CarTrawler, as we work together on industry leading technological advances.”
CarTrawler is the world’s leading B2B travel technology platform providing multimodal transport solutions to almost one billion passengers annually. Utilising our network, which spans over 50,000 international locations, we connect travellers in real-time, on any device, to every significant transportation supplier. CarTrawler’s unique technology is an easy to implement platform, personalised based on the customers’ trip details. Our technology provides our partners with higher conversion rates and increased revenue.
About Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines launched its first charter flights in 1990 and was acquired by ESAS Holding in 2005. Since this acquisition Pegasus has been operating scheduled flights as Turkey’s first and leading low-cost airline. Pegasus offers its guests competitively priced, comfortable and punctual point-to-point and transit flights operated with the newest available aircraft. The company was founded with the core objective that everyone has the right to air travel. The airline now flies to 36 national and 72 international destinations, bringing its total network to 108 destinations over 40 countries, including flights through its hub at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, to destinations across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia. Pegasus made the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time in 2012 of approximately US$12 billion (list price) for 100 new Airbus aircrafts, of which 25 are optional.
*(Pictured (L-R): Barbara Demker – CarTrawler – Senior Partner Manager, Destine Batramoğlu – Pegasus – Product Development and Management Marketing Specialist, Güliz Öztürk – Pegasus – Chief Commercial Officer, Onur Dedeköylü – Pegasus – Senior Vice President of Marketing and Michael Cunningham – Cartrawler – Senior Vice President of Distribution Strategy)