Skyscanner News

Ctrip acquires Skyscanner in £1.4bn deal

Ctrip acquires Skyscanner in £1.4bn deal

Ctrip.com International has signed a definitive agreement with the majority shareholders of Skyscanner under which the Chinese company will take control of the company. The terms of the acquisition value Skyscanner at approximately £1.4 billion. Skyscanner’s current management team will continue to manage Skyscanner’s operations independently as part of the Ctrip group.

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

Skyscanner has revealed travellers will be able to search for hotels and car hire from the existing flights app. The trend for both searching and booking travel on mobile has accelerated dramatically in recent years, with the Skyscanner apps having been downloaded over 40 million times worldwide. Almost half of all Skyscanner searches in the UK are now made using a mobile device, while the last year alone has seen a 38 per cent increase in people booking via smartphones in the UK.

WAYN.com partners with Skyscanner to offer flights to users

WAYN.com partners with Skyscanner to offer flights to users

WAYN.com, the social travel network, has partnered with leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner, to offer flights search to its users. The new partnership will offer WAYN.com users a comprehensive tool to compare and book flights, giving them the benefit of Skyscanner’s global reach and helping them search through thousands of flight connections to find the very best flight deals.

Skyscanner partners with Mundi for global car rental search

Skyscanner partners with Mundi for global car rental search

Brazil-based metasearch site Mundi.com.br has partnered with leading global travel search engine Skyscanner to offer car rental search to its users. The new partnership will offer Mundi’s users a comprehensive tool to compare and book car rental, giving them the benefit of Skyscanner’s global reach, including 30,000 pick-up locations across 175 countries worldwide.

British Airways signs Skyscanner ticketing partnership

British Airways signs Skyscanner ticketing partnership

In an industry first, British Airways is teaming up with Skyscanner to trial a new way to help customers make more informed decisions about the airline they’re flying with when they book with the airline via a travel search engine. The trial will see British Airways become the first global airline to offer tickets using the New Distribution Capability standard, an International Air Transport Association initiative that offers customers a more informative and flexible choice when booking airline tickets.