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How does Skyscanner make money?

Skyscanner is free to use, so how does this metasearch engine for travel make its money?

Skyscanner makes money through a combination of commission and advertising

This comes from our partners, the airline or travel agent, not you lovely people.

We’re free to use

Commission comes from either the travel agent or airline when a successful completed booking is made on their site, or on a clickthrough basis. This does not affect the price you pay, we’re unbiased and don’t charge travellers any fees or commission.

How much is Skyscanner valued at now?

When we were acquired by Ctrip (leading Chinese travel company) back in November last year, we were valued at £1.4bn. However, this is far from the end-goal for us and we’re focused on continuing to grow globally.

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About the author

Cat McGloin // @catmcgloin

Travel Editor and Content Manager for Skyscanner UK. Usually found by the coffee machine, elevating small talk into medium talk. Location: at her desk buried beneath a pile of post-it notes, on the yoga mat, or, if it’s 5pm on a Friday, with a large glass of red in hand.

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