Our Story

From 0 to 70+ million users

In 2001, our Chairperson and Co-Founder Gareth Williams had a tough time trying to find the cheapest flights to the French Alps. And we’re so glad he did (sorry, Gareth).

Along with his friends Bon Grimes and Barry Smith, he decided to solve his own problem. Together, they set up Skyscanner in 2003 with one Excel spreadsheet and one idea: to create a site that compares flights prices for every single commercial airline in the world.

That was then. Today we’re still changing the way people travel - but on a much larger scale. Whether it’s a flight, hotel, train or car hire, we use our technology to connect more than 70 million travellers with what’s possible and help them live new experiences each month.

Their journeys inspire us to keep moving. We’ve come a long way in a short time and we’ve got no plans to slow down. With more than 900 staff based in 10 offices around the world, we’re continually creating even better experiences for travellers and striving towards our ambition to be the world’s single most trusted travel app.

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Award-winning work

It's not like us to brag, but we are proud to have won some pretty special awards and accolades. Here are some highlights from the past two years.

Deloitte Fast 50 2016

Special Recognition Award

World Travel Leaders Award

Winner, Gareth Williams

Britain's Healthiest Workplace Awards 2017

Healthiest New Entrant

Pro Share Awards

Best Overall Performance in Fostering Employee Share Ownership

Scottish Business Awards 2016

Entrepreneur of the Year, Gareth Williams

ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2016

Large Digital Technology Business of the Year

Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies

Innovation in Engagement

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