(PRWEB) May 20, 2007
Today sees the launch of SkyScanner's (http://www.skyscanner.net) new Multi-Hop Flight Search, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for those looking for fast, comprehensive and easy access to a worldwide network of low cost flights.
The new Multi-Hop Flight Search means that UK travellers now have access to over 4850 indirect, as well as 1005 direct routes to 69 worldwide countries via low cost airlines.
With SkyScanner's latest flight search innovation, users simply have to enter a departure point and final destination and the Multi-Hop Flight Search will find the cheapest route by automatically combining a series of budget flights. With search results displayed in seconds, it is the World's fastest ever budget flight search engine for low-cost, multi-hop flight options+.
The new service will help users unearth amazing low cost deals, such as London to Dubai for £309++ (via Dublin in July 2007).
Multi-Hop Flight Search can also find availability for flights with a high demand: Liverpool to Athens for the Champions League final can be found for £682 (via Berlin, 22-25 May 2007)
By utilising the Multi-Hop Flight Search users can search for low cost flights with up to three 'hops' in any one search - opening up a host of new worldwide destinations from any given departure airport. The new search ensures users are always able to find the most suitable routes to any destination at the lowest prices. It will not only give people a far greater choice of destinations from the regional airports but will also open up the options for people who travel from the main airports, who often only have the choice of long haul routes from the scheduled airlines.
Gareth Williams, CEO of SkyScanner comments: "As Europe's leading flight search engine we constantly strive to provide the best ways to find low cost flight options. The launch of the new Multi-Hop Flight Search is a very exciting addition to SkyScanner.net - we can now give users easy access to hundreds of new global destinations served by low cost airlines in one simple search and deliver the results in less than a second! A major step forward in flight search engine technology."
The SkyScanner Multi-Hop Flight Search is just the latest in a host of new features launched by SkyScanner to ensure it remains Europe's most comprehensive, fastest and easy-to-use flight search engine.
Since its launch five years ago, SkyScanner has become one of Europe's leading travel sites with over nine million searches performed each month, 35% of which originate from outside the UK. An independent, free to use site, SkyScanner enables users to search across multiple airlines and compare flight prices for the majority of budget airlines across the world and is a vital tool in the search for pure travel information online.
SkyScanner now offers a fun, easy-to-use alternative flight search option via two colour global maps, log onto http://www.skyscanner.net and click on the Global Map icon to try it out.
+ Speed of search will depend on internet connection
++ Price correct at time of publishing
For further information, or to arrange an interview with the founders of SkyScanner, please call Gemma Hollingshead/Alice Waters at Kudo Communications on Tel: 020 8874 2022 or email alice @ kudocommunications.co.uk