Skyscanner USA Doubles Web Traffic, Cheap Flight Searches up 130%

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Skyscanner USA sees website traffic double from 2009-10, with a 130% increase in flight searches. Ranked by popularity, Americans and Canadians chose London, New York, Las Vegas and Europe as their top-choices for travel in 2010.

Since launching last year, Skyscanner.com --the North American version of the UK and Europe’s leading cheap flight search engine--has more-than doubled its site traffic. With a 102% increase in daily-site visits and 130% increase in daily searches, Skyscanner has seen remarkable growth in the past year.

US and Canadian Travel Editor, Scot Carlson explains why Skyscanner has done so well, worldwide: “The key to Skyscanner’s global success lies in our intuitive, flight search technology. Skyscanner provides users with transparent and unbiased flight-price results from the world’s leading airlines and travel agents…absolutely free. No fees, no hidden charges. In order to provide as much information as possible to our site users, 2010 will see the addition of even more airlines, as well as some of the best online-travel agencies.”

Based on search popularity, North Americans have ranked the following cities as 2010’s most popular travel destinations:

1. London, UK 38%
2. New York City 9%
3. Las Vegas, NV 9%
4. Paris, France 8%
5. Dublin, Ireland 7%
6. Los Angeles, CA 6%
7. Orlando, FL 6%
8. Rome, Italy 6%
9. Madrid, Spain 6%
10. Miami, FL 5%

North Americans are taking advantage of new several routes recently added by the budget airlines, finding cheap tickets to Florida airports and then connecting to popular vacation spots in Mexico and the Caribbean. Jet-setters have their eye on trips to some of Europe’s most famous and historic cities, while families are going for cheap flights to Orlando. Always a popular family-destination, Orlando has seen a significant increase in searches following the announcement of the new Wizardly World of Harry Potter at Universal Resort and the new LEGOLAND Resort. (Opening in 2011)

About Skyscanner:
Skyscanner is a leading travel search site based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Skyscanner provides instant online comparison on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well as car rental and hotel price-comparison.

With Skyscanner, users can find flights to London, or any of 2010’s top destinations. Skyscanner is also available in 20 different languages including French, German and Spanish.

PR Contact:
Scot Carlson
Skyscanner Ltd
Stamp Office
10 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG

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