Skyscanner is the world's travel search site, saving you time and money by finding the best travel options wherever you want to go.

 Skyscanner is always free for travellers and they never charge travellers commission. They work with their airline and online travel agent partners in a number of ways: some partners agree to give Skyscanner a commission for every booking made through us or for every time travellers visit a partner’s website.

Skyscanner was formed in 2004 by three information technology professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes, after one of them was frustrated by the difficulties of finding cheap flights to ski resorts. Skyscanner was first developed and released in 2002. In 2003, the first employee was hired to assist with site development. The Edinburgh office was opened in 2004.


Skyscanner was acquired by China's Ctrip for a stagger £1.4bn in Nov 24, 2016.



  • Year founded: 2004
  • Funding Info: $197.2M in 3 funding Rounds (Last funding type:Venture - Series Unknown)- Skyscanner has been acquired by Ctrip for £1.4B on Nov 24, 2016
  • Yearly Revenue: $120M-$150M(2017)
  • Employee Size: 1000-2000
  • Business Valuation: Acquired for £1.4B by Ctrip in Nov 24, 2016
  • City/Town: Edinburgh
  • State: Edinburgh
  • Country: United Kingdom
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