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New Skyscanner iPhone app hits 650K downloads in less than three weeks

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New Skyscanner iPhone app hits 650K downloads in less than three weeks

New Skyscanner iPhone app hits 650K downloads in less than three weeks

EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyscanner’s new ‘all flights everywhere’ iPhone app that allows users to find the cheapest flights on the go, has exceeded all expectations by receiving over 650,000 downloads in less than three weeks of launch.

“With over 600k downloads in less than three weeks, the appetite for the Skyscanner ‘all flights everywhere’ iPhone app has far exceeded our expectations. We will continue to monitor the reviews to get user feedback, but early signs are that we have delivered the functionality that iPhone users want.”

The highly anticipated application has been so well received that Skyscanner management has had to completely revise download targets for the project. Barry Smith, Skyscanner Director of Mobile who oversaw the development of the app commented:

“With over 600k downloads in less than three weeks, the appetite for the Skyscanner ‘all flights everywhere’ iPhone app has far exceeded our expectations. We will continue to monitor the reviews to get user feedback, but early signs are that we have delivered the functionality that iPhone users want.”

“The app has already reached #1 in the App Store for Travel Apps in the UK and #2 in the App Store out of all free Apps – as well as being #1 in Italy, Russia, Poland, Spain and other European markets. Now the hard work begins for us to maintain this growth by continuing to develop the suite of services that will be delivered to the iPhone market, as well as additional support for Android and the other mobile platforms, which is coming shortly.”

The Skyscanner ‘all flights everywhere’ iPhone app is available for free download at the iTunes App store.

About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is one of Europe’s leading travel search sites providing instant online comparisons on flight prices for over 670,000 routes and on over 600 airlines, including flights to Florida, Chicago and New York, as well car rental deals and holidays. Founded in 2001 by three IT professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes, Skyscanner is based in Edinburgh with a second office in Poland. Traffic to the site comes from 244 countries and territories worldwide with over 10 million price quotes delivered in North America every day. Skyscanner has more than 10 million users per month, generating downstream revenues of over one billion dollars every year

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