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Skyscanner Simplifies Your Search for the Best Travel Experience

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Old 19-05-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Post Skyscanner Simplifies Your Search for the Best Travel Experience

Skyscanner’s CEO, Gareth Williams, pursuing his love of code, he went on to study mathematics and computing at Manchester University, where he met ‘fellow geeks’ Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith (who went on to become Skyscanner co-founders) who bonded over music and computer code.

As a keen skier who regularly escaped to the slopes, Gareth became frustrated with the difficult and tedious process of searching multiple airline and travel agent websites to find the best flight prices.

Gareth envisioned a solution: a single website that could collect, collate, and compare prices for every commercial flight in the world. At a pub brainstorming session between the three friends, from a simple Excel spreadsheet, Skyscanner was born.

The project grew by word of mouth and when thousands of people were using the prototype Skyscanner site every day, the three founders realized they were on to something and gave up the day jobs. Opening an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Skyscanner site was officially launched in 2003.

The company grew to become the number one flight search engine in Europe. In 2011 a Singapore office was opened to help grow Skyscanner in the Asia-Pacific market, a Beijing office followed in 2012, together with a Glasgow office, while Skyscanner is opening an office in Miami by the end of 2013.

Now offering flight searches in more than 30 different languages including Thai, Japanese, and Russian, Skyscanner is the travel site of choice for independent travelers all over the world.

Skyscanner continues to grow by listening to its users and giving them what they want; a travel website that is fast, flexible, and finds the cheapest flights, hotels and car hire – with no added fees and no fuss.

Be Inspired

Know when you want to go but not sure where? Simply pick your departure point and search ‘everywhere’ to take your pick of the cheapest flights around the world. Or take a tour with our map search tool.

Find the Best Price

Want to make sure you get the most wallet-friendly flight? If you’re flexible about travel dates then our month and year search options let you compare prices to find the cheapest days to travel. Got your heart set on a particular day, time and route? Set up email price alerts to let you know when the cost of your flight goes up or down.

Tailor Your Trip

Narrow your search by airline, direct flights, flight length, and departure and arrival times, as well as price, to find your perfect flight. And, if you want to fly in style, try searching for premium class tickets to experience a slice of in-flight luxury.
  • Monitor price changes of your chosen flight easily
  • Email alert when the price changes, once per day maximum
  • Unsubscribe at any time, email address not used for any other purpose Our highly rated mobile apps have been downloaded over 30 million times around the world and on a range of platforms:

Who flies where and when? Want to know where everyone’s looking to go on their next trip abroad? Or when is the busiest day to fly? Our database holds a wealth of information on when and how people search for flights and we’re always happy to run a search on our data to help support a story you’re planning. What do travellers think? We regularly poll our users to find out what they think on a wide range of travel-related issues and have a range of topical views to share.
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