Skyscanner has seen a 54% year on year increase in site traffic for the first quarter of 2009. More than 50 million flight searches now take place each month on the Skyscanner site.
“We’re very pleased with the overall growth for the quarter, but it is the continued acceleration in growth which is exceptionally positive,” said Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner.
“At the beginning of 2009 we reported year on year growth of 32%. This has accelerated rapidly over the last three months, culminating last week in growth of 87% over the March 2008 figures.”
Context for these growth figures was provided by the announcement from online intelligence agency Hitwise at the start of 2009 which reported a 42% drop in internet searches for flights across the online travel sector.
Skyscanner affiliates can be content that they’re working with a brand that is growing rapidly even at a time when market conditions are challenging. Skyscanner is continually being recommended by travel experts in the national press including as The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and the Telegraph (see Skyscanner press cuttings).