Pegasus crowned ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ at World Tourism Awards


Pegasus Airlines was named ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ at this year’s World Tourism Awards. Onur Dedeköylü, the airline’s marketing director, received the award at a ceremony held at Istanbul’s Çırağan Palace. 

Now in their third year, the awards are part of the World Tourism Forum (WTF), a relatively new international body aiming to boost tourism globally. There are a total of 20 different categories, and the winners are selected by international journalists and the directors of leading NGOs in the travel sector.

The ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ category was introduced for the first time this year, with the world’s leading low-cost airlines competing for the title. The judging panel deemed Pegasus a worthy winner for its “affordability and high quality service”.

Onur Dedeköylü expressed his delight after being presented with the award by WTF President Bulut Bağcı. Dedeköylü told the audience:

“At Pegasus, we have a customer-focused approach to running our operations. As a travel brand, we are with our guests for every step of their journey and take great care in providing the highest quality service. We value this award greatly as it confirms we’re succeeding in achieving our goals”.


Main photo, L-R: Onur Dedeköylü, marketing director at Pegasus Airlines, and Bulut Bağcı, president of the executive board of the World Tourism Forum.