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Cheapflights strengthens management team

Cheapflights has appointmented Mr Christopher Cuddy as Group Managing Director. Effective October 24, 2005, Chris will also be joining the Board of Cheapflights Ltd. and will take the further title of President, Cheapflights (USA). In this newly created role, Chris’s responsibilities will include operational leadership and coordination of what is now a significant Internet business. Chris will report to Group CEO David Soskin (UK-based) and will be based at the Cheapflights Boston office and U.S. headquarters.

Hugo Burge, Group Vice-Chairman and Head of the International Division, and former President, will spearhead the company’s further international expansion.

Chris brings to Cheapflights extensive IT and executive experience with fast-growing start-ups and medium to large corporations, as well as advisory roles in the financing and development of technology companies.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Cheapflights. Chris’s blend of executive IT, corporate and financial experience brings an important additional resource to the Group.  Our strong and profitable growth to-date has been made possible by investment in the right people and technology to provide the best possible online user experience and content for our sites.  Having an executive of Chris’s calibre on board will be invaluable in helping us to accelerate our next period of growth and achieve our corporate objectives” said CEO, David Soskin.

On his appointment, Christopher Cuddy added “Cheapflights is remarkable in that, apart from pioneering a profitable business model in travel price search and comparison in the UK, it has successfully exported this model to the US market.  Cheapflights has a scaleable and proven business model and I believe Cheapflights will continue to build a truly international travel price search and comparison portal from its current base.  I very much look forward to joining the Cheapflights’ team and helping achieve this goal.