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Momondo A-S logo.svg
Type of site
Available inEnglish, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Dutch, Czech, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian and Chinese
FoundedSeptember 2006; 15 years ago (2006-09)
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
OwnerBooking Holdings
Founder(s)Thorvald Stigsen
Key peopleTore Pein Jensen, CMO KAYAK & Managing Director Momondo A/S
Steve Hafner, CEO KAYAK
Peer Bueller, CFO KAYAK

Momondo (stylised momondo) is a travel fare aggregator and travel fare metasearch engine. momondo was founded in Denmark and is today managed by KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings.


momondo was developed in Denmark and launched in September 2006.

In March 2011, Cheapflights Media, operator of Cheapflights, a rival online travel agency, acquired momondo.[1][2]

In 2011, momondo launched its app for iPhone and Android.[3]

Cheapflights Media changed its name to Momondo Group in 2012.[4]

In January 2014, momondo launched "momondo places", a free city guide with maps.[5]

In July 2014, momondo launched its "Trip Finder" tool.[6]

In October 2014, Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, invested £80m for a majority stake in the Momondo Group, the company that owned the Cheapflights and momondo brands, valuing it at £132 million.[7]

In June 2015, momondo launched its "Travel Saver Calendar" tool.[8]

In 2016, momondo launched “Anywhere Search”.[9]

In July 2017, the Momondo Group, owner of the momondo and Cheapflights brands, was acquired by Booking Holdings for $550 million.[10]


In 2016, momondo launched an ad campaign called "The DNA Journey" in partnership with momondo invited 67 participants from around the world to take a DNA test to find out more about their ancestry. The results were revealed on camera in a group setting, with the video uploaded to YouTube.[11][12] The campaign won 43 awards, including seven Cannes Lions and four Clio awards.

In 2019, momondo launched a campaign called “The World Piece”. Among 6,550 applicants, 61 participants from 61 different countries got individual, yet connected single-lined tattoos, designed by tattoo artist Mo Ganji. The participants then met to film in London, resulting in a film uploaded to Youtube. The campaign won 3 awards, including two Lovie awards.   


In 2010, Travel + Leisure named momondo the best travel website for finding bargain fares.[13]

momondo was ranked first in Frommer’s list of "The 10 Best Airfare Search Sites".[14]

momondo received the Best Meta Search Website award in both 2014 and 2015 at the Travolution Awards.[15][16]

In 2017, the Telegraph named momondo the best flight comparison website for multi-city and mobile.[17]

The same year, momondo won the Google Material Design Award for App innovation.[18]

In two years in a row, 2019 and 2020, momondo was awarded a Wilhelmina Skog Award for best meta travel site.[19]

In 2020, momondo won Focus Money Awards for top flight search engine, top flight search, top website, top flight deals, top customer service, and top value.


  1. ^ Wauters, Robin (29 March 2011). "Cheapflights invests in travel meta-search site Momondo". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ Fox, Linda (12 November 2012). "Momondo name to carry Cheapflights into non-English speaking territories". Phocuswire.
  3. ^ "Momondo Travel Site Offers iPhone App | Mobile Marketing Magazine". Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Momondo name to carry Cheapflights into non-English speaking territories". Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Travel Launch: iPad app momondo places Matches Mood to Destination" (Press release). PR Newswire. 16 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Momondo Launches Trip Finder to Inspire Curious Travelers with New Adventures" (Press release). Business Wire. 24 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Great Hill Partners Acquires a Majority Stake in Momondo" (Press release). Great Hill Partners. 17 October 2014.
  8. ^ "momondo Launches Travel Saver Calendar to Help Travelers Find Best Deals on Flights and Hotels for Top International Destinations" (Press release). Business Wire. 16 June 2015.
  9. ^ "momondo Data: 1 in 10 Don't Know Their Flight Destination". 28 July 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  10. ^ "The Priceline Group Completes the Acquisition of Momondo Group" (Press release). PR Newswire. 24 July 2017.
  11. ^ momondo – The DNA Journey. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021.
  12. ^ Jardine, Kayla (14 June 2016). "Momondo's new video 'The DNA Journey' has a beautiful message about diversity". The Today Show.
  13. ^ "Best Travel Websites". Travel + Leisure. 1 October 2010.
  14. ^ Bramblett, Reid. "The 10 Best (and Worst) Airfare Search Sites". Frommer's.
  15. ^ Hayhurst, Lee (12 December 2014). "The Travolution Awards 2014 – more reaction and video image montage". Travolution.
  16. ^ "Travolution Awards: Winners revealed!". Travolution. 1 December 2015.
  17. ^ Grannell, Craig (10 April 2017). "The best flight search websites – tried and tested". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  18. ^ GmbH, finanzen net. "momondo Wins Google Material Design Award for App Innovation". Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Momondo vinner meta flyg för andra året i rad". Travel News (in Swedish). 28 February 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2022.