Pegasus Airlines and Petrol Ofisi have decided to strengthen and continue their collaboration, which is critical for sustainable aviation. The collaboration, which started in 2022, will continue in 2023 and 2024 with increasing SAF volume at İzmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboğa Airports.
Pegasus, Türkiye's digital airline, and Petrol Ofisi, Türkiye's energy infrastructure group, have decided to strengthen and continue their collaboration, which is critical for sustainable aviation. With the new agreement, Pegasus Airlines will increase the volume of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to be supplied by Petrol Ofisi in 2023 and 2024 and will continue to operate domestic flights using SAF. Pegasus Airlines and Petrol Ofisi will continue this collaboration at İzmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboğa Airports with increasing volumes in 2023 and 2024, with plans to expand it across the country during the same period. As part of the collaboration, the volume of SAF used in 2022 is expected to increase threefold in 2023 and up to tenfold in 2024. Produced from 100% renewable waste and waste feedstock such as edible oil and animal fat waste, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM (SAF) can be used in aircraft engines or fuel infrastructure without any modification.
Speaking about the collaboration, Güliz Özturk, CEO of Pegasus Airlines, said: "As Pegasus Airlines, we continue our efforts to support sustainable aviation in line with the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) 'Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050' decision. In order to achieve this goal, it is of great importance to increase the use of SAF produced from environmentally friendly and sustainable sources with low carbon emissions. We have decided to strengthen and continue our cooperation with Petrol Ofisi, which has been refueling our aircraft with SAF since March 2022. We aim to expand our cooperation geographically in Türkiye in the next two years. We will continue to work with all our strength to support sustainable aviation."
Commenting on the agreement, Petrol Ofisi Group CEO Mehmet Abbasoğlu said, "As Petrol Ofisi Group, we continue our investments and collaborations that will pioneer the sectors in which we operate and provide real added value to the future of the national economy without slowing down. I am proud to say that Petrol Ofisi Group is one of the most important drivers of aviation in Türkiye and the region. In the aviation sector, where we have been providing services for more than half a century, we provide fueling services at 72 airports in Türkiye under our PO Air brand and provide services to more than 250 airlines worldwide, servicing more than a quarter of a million aircraft annually. This huge operation is a compelling reason for us to take steps for the benefit and future of our industry and our stakeholders. We are therefore very pleased to strengthen and continue this cooperation with Pegasus Airlines, which we believe is vital to the aviation industry, and to invest in a sustainable future.”
Pegasus Airlines' first domestic flight using SAF in Türkiye was conducted between İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport and İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on March 1, 2022, in cooperation with Petrol Ofisi.