Type of site
|Available in||English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Dutch, Czech, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian and Chinese|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Hugo Burge, CEO|
Andrew Shelton, Managing Director
Its websites publish flight prices, and compare prices from suppliers, including major airlines, through tiny travel agents. The company uses pay-per-click and display advertising.
Agents advertise on the Cheapflights websites and are charged on a pay-per-click basis for users who link through to their websites.
In May 2003, the US website, www.cheapflights.com, was launched.
In 2006, the website handled £1 billion in annual travel sales.
In April 2007, the Canadian website, www.cheapflights.ca, was launched.
In October 2008, the first non-English website, www.cheapflug.de, was launched.
In 2008, co-founder David Soskin resigned as chief executive to become vice-chairman.
In February 2015, the South African website was launched.
In June 2015, the United Kingdom website was launched as a metasearch engine.
In January 2016, the websites were accessed by 500,000 users in a single day.
In October 2016, Cheapflights reorganized some of its staff.
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