Skyscanner hits 100m monthly users

The Quartermile development in Edinburgh is home to one of Scotland’s ‘unicorn’ companies, Skyscanner.

Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-born travel site and app, has launched a global brand re-fresh and has announced hitting the significant milestone of 100m peak monthly active users (MAUs). 

The travel company is now a leader in the sector, and today declared a bold mission to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel, to meet the needs of both today’s traveller  and  the travellers of  tomorrow.   

Skyscanner also today revealed that it has put more than 172m flight passengers in the air in the past 12 months, ‘more than many major airlines’, with the value of flight tickets bought through Skyscanner in 2018 estimated at $23.7bn. 

Google Trends search data now also shows Skyscanner surpassing other well-known travel companies including Expedia, Kayak and Momondo.

These milestones coincide with a global brand re-fresh for Skyscanner, as it looks to  demonstrate its position as one of the leaders in travel . Skyscanner was founded more than 15 years ago and has spent much of that time being at the forefront of travel and innovation, originally as a pioneer in flight search and now across travel, helping people find and book the best options for flights, hotels and car hire.  

Skyscanner CEO Bryan Dove said: “We know that today’s travellers expect a seamless, mobile first experience. They’re also increasingly aware of the impact travel can have on our environment. As a leader in the industry, we care deeply and have a responsibility in ensuring the joy of travel is something that can be experienced both today and in the future. Our new mission and brand refresh encapsulate this ethos, while our global scale and growth trajectory give us an incredible platform to lead the transformation of travel.”