SkyScanner's new feature in flight search engine technology
SkyScanner has launched a multi-hop flight search feature, offering UK travellers access to over 4,850 indirect, as well as 1005 direct routes to 69 worldwide destinations via low cost airlines. (5/21/2007)
According to the company, 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.
“By utilising the multi-hop flight search feature, 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,” stated the company.
Gareth Williams, CEO, SkyScanner comments: “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.”