Our journey

See how Skyscanner’s journey has unfolded...

  • 2003
    The travel industry changes forever after three friends meet up and start to think about creating an easy way to compare flights. Skyscanner is born!
  • 2006
    Our popular ‘Search Everywhere’ feature launches, created to show travellers the cheapest destinations they can fly to.
  • 2009
    We go global, with our site operating in 30 languages.
  • 2011
    Our app launches to make booking travel on the go even easier.
  • 2012
    To help travellers stay informed, we create Price Alerts to update them when a flight price changes.
  • 2013
    We go beyond flights with the launch of car hire.
  • 2014
    Next, we move into hotels so users can create their perfect trip.
  • 2016
    We are acquired by Ctrip (now Trip.com Group) in a deal valued at £1.4bn. It’s the largest travel tech acquisition Europe has ever seen.
  • 2018
    Consumer champions Which? name us the “Best flight comparison service”.
  • 2019
    We hit 100 million monthly users and announce our mission to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.
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