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Pegasus Airlines and Lufthansa Technik Sign Base Maintenance Contract for Boeing 737NG

Pegasus Airlines, the leading low-cost airline in Turkey and Lufthansa Technik have signed a base maintenance contract for three C-Checks for Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737NG aircraft at the Lufthansa Technik base maintenance location in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sertac Haybat, General Manager and Member of The Board of Pegasus Airlines, stated: "We have been very satisfied with the base maintenance work Lufthansa Technik delivered to us beginning of 2012.

It is therefore not surprising that we would trust Lufthansa Technik to deliver the same quality and level of service at a very competitive price once again."

Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Marketing & Sales of Lufthansa Technik added: "This new contract is the latest milestone of the partnership between Lufthansa Technik and Pegasus Airlines, one of our most important customers in the region. It is also a proof of the good competitiveness of our products."

"Lufthansa Technik Group's network and its regional sites in Bulgaria and Hungary mean that local customers can rely on very good support no matter what they need," emphasizes Fulya Türköz, Manager of Lufthansa Technik´s representative office in Istanbul Türkiye.

Lufthansa Technik has opened 2012 a representative office in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul - a step that acknowledges the growing importance of the Turkish market. Turkey is one of the ten most strongly growing countries around the world and the aviation industry in particular is steadily gaining in importance.

About Pegasus Airlines:

Pegasus joined the airline sector with the launch of its charter flights in 1990 and has been owned by ESAS Holding since 2005 and operates today 42 B737NG and 1 B737CL. It is Turkey's leading low-cost carrier offering economically priced flights on short and medium-haul routes. Pegasus flies a scheduled service to 41 international destinations and 29 destinations within Turkey, taking its guests to 70 destinations in 28 countries. Continuously expanding, Pegasus was named the fastest growing airline of Europe's 25 largest airlines (in terms of capacity) for both 2011 and 2012 by the Official Airline Guide.

Pegasus Airlines has signed for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft of which 75 are firm orders. It becomes a new Airbus customer and the first Turkish airline to order the A320neo.

About Lufthansa Technik:

The Lufthansa Technik Group, with about 30 subsidiaries and 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.