Skyscanner has partnered with ForwardKeys to deliver two new analytical techniques within the latter’s Flight Searches tool, branded ‘Travel Willingness’ and ‘Catchment Area’, which aim to provide insights into macro traveller trends.
Singapore Airlines has signed its first new distribution capability connection, with travel search site Skyscanner. Through this connection, customers will be able to book SIA flights more conveniently through Skyscanner.
Skyscanner has launched a train booking feature, diversifying the travel search engine’s offering to UK travellers. Alongside its flight, hotel and car hire offerings, the feature allows UK travellers using its iOS app to search for cheap rail tickets for UK journeys with ease and without booking fees.
Skyscanner has launched a white paper setting out its vision for the future of airline distribution and the changing role of metasearch within this. The paper, authored by the metasearch engine’s chief executive Gareth Williams, sets out Skyscanner’s intention to transition towards becoming a marketplace.
Scoot has become the first low-cost carrier to be featured on Skyscanner’s direct booking platform. The new integration also means that Scoot becomes the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to be able to sell tickets directly within Skyscanner’s platform.
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.