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 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 Data and Metrics

Skyscanner Summary

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

Skyscanner Financial Metrics

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 Revenue Breakdown

Skyscanner Job Categories

Traffic Overview of Skyscanner

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.

Skyscanner’s $1.7 billion sale to China’s Ctrip is now complete

Scottish travel startup Skyscanner is now officially owned by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip, as the £1.4 billion (USD$1.74 billion) acquisition has been finalized. The deal was first announced on November 26, and given that it had already been approved by both companies’ directors, it was really…

Skyscanner’s Acquisition In Context: A Big Deal In Travel Tech

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More Skyscanner, Arm and LinkedIn deals are on the way, say tech dealmakers

Flight-booking website Skyscanner, chip designer Arm Holdings and professional social media site LinkedIn have been among the high-profile technology takeover targets of 2016. And we should expect to see plenty more next year, according to a survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster (which, in a…

Ctrip’s Skyscanner Acquisition Highlights Growing Overseas M&A By China’s Internet Giants

Ctrip’s $1.74B acquisition of Scotland-based Skyscanner represented a major exit for Europe’s tech ecosystem. But the acquisition also marked the latest move by one of China’s leading internet companies to expand its international footprint through M&A. Using CB Insights data, we … Continued Podcast #65: Skyscanner acquired by Ctrip, Latvia’s new startup law, spotlight on Agricool and more

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