16 SEPTEMBER 2019
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Details of a “digital transformation” being undertaken to enable his airline to become one of the top three in the world in terms of technology were outlined by Pegasus Airlines’ CEO Mehmet Nane at the 2019 World Aviation Festival.
Pegasus launched the programme last year and had already achieved some global firsts with more in the pipeline, Nane said, with projects incorporating a variety of technologies ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In one example, a chip ID project launched in February jointly with Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport allowed domestic passengers who check-in online to proceed directly to their flights without having to obtain a boarding card, eliminating the need to queue.
“We plan to implement this on all domestic flights departing from Sabiha Gökçen Airport by the end of 2019, allowing our domestic guests to fly ‘paperless’, using only their own ID cards or passports,” Nane added.
On the Pegasus fleet, Turkey’s youngest and one of Europe’s youngest, he said: “As of last month, we have received all nine A320neo aircraft due this year and should receive our first new A321neo this month and the second in the last quarter.”
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