Skyscanner is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine. It is a global travel search site and app that provides free online comparisons for a number of flights, car rentals and hotels. Skyscanner enables its users to access price lists related to its categories and also receive price lists by entering information such as destination, dates and number of personnel. The news section of the website includes regular news from the travel and flight industry and travel tips for customers.

Parent Company
Edinburgh, GB
Skyscanner was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, GB

Key People/Management at Skyscanner

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

CEO & Co-Founder
Bryan Dove

Bryan Dove

Ruth Chandler

Ruth Chandler

Chief People Officer
Carolyn Jameson

Carolyn Jameson

Chief Legal Officer

Skyscanner Office Locations

Skyscanner has an office in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, GB (HQ)
15 Lauriston Pl

Skyscanner Financials and Metrics

Skyscanner Summary

In total, Skyscanner had raised $195.2 m. Skyscanner is a subsidiary of Ctrip

Skyscanner Financials

Skyscanner's revenue was reported to be £158.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 32% increase from the previous period.
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


33.5 m65.8 m92.9 m119.7 m158.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

14.7 m21.4 m35.3 m76.2 m

Gross profit

51.1 m71.5 m84.5 m82.1 m
  • Source: Company Filings
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


9.3 m4.5 m44.3 m26.9 m

Accounts Receivable

8.9 m10.3 m13.5 m

Current Assets

31.5 m41.5 m65.1 m67.8 m


10.6 m7 m5.2 m3.2 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Income Taxes Paid

(2.8 m)(2.7 m)(436 k)
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Skyscanner Operating Metrics

FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016Aug, 2017

Monthly Active Users

12.9 m22.6 m30.4 m44.9 m60 m



Total Ticket Value

$7.6 b$11.3 b$12.8 b

Mobile Downloads

30 m40 m60 m
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Skyscanner Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
TwizooNovember 09, 2017
Distinction Ltd.October 22, 2014
Dorsai TravelOctober 22, 2014
YoubibiJune 25, 2014
FoggSeptember 05, 2013
ZoombuDecember 31, 2010

Skyscanner Revenue Breakdown

Skyscanner's Web-traffic and Trends

Skyscanner Online and Social Media Presence

Skyscanner News and Updates

Skyscanner’s 15 Year Journey to a $1.7BN Acquisition

The largest acquisition to date of a travel technology company in the U.K was announced in November 2016. Scottish travel aggregator Skyscanner was acquired by Chinese travel services provider Ctrip for $1.7 Billion.

Ctrip Buys for Skyscanner to Enhance Local Recommendations

Ctrip-backed Skyscanner will tap in-destination content from social reviews company But is the acquiring company's true plan to further mobile engagement? Or is it to nab a domain name that may be appeal more to Americans than -- or Alibaba's Fliggy? -Sean O'Neill

Skyscanner: China and the future of travel

Skyscanner: China and the future of travel

Skyscanner reveals opportunity for transatlantic low cost routes

Skyscanner reveals opportunity for transatlantic low cost routes

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

If you think metasearch revolutionized the act of shopping for travel, wait until these sites truly harness all the data out there. -Sarah Enelow

Skyscanner Company Life and Culture

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