Fly.com Reports 3.5 Million Airfare Searches in March
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., April 20, 2010 – Fly.com™, the world’s easiest-to-use airfare search engine, today announced that visitors to its Web site completed more than 3.5 million searches in March 2010, the highest monthly number of searches since its launch in February 2009.
Fly.com’s clean, easy-to-use interface, which searches hundreds of airline and travel Web sites at once, is a natural starting point for users to find the very best airfare. The free service is not a booking engine; once the best flight is found, users are taken to the airline site or other travel provider (such as online travel agencies like Travelocity or airfare consolidators like Vayama) to book with them directly.
“Since our launch just over a year ago as an independent airfare search engine, our top priority is to simplify the search process by helping people find the right flight at the right price,” said Justin Soffer, general manager of Fly.com. “Our ability to aggregate and combine airfares from hundreds of sources into a single comprehensive place saves travelers time and money. Fly.com’s continued growth and increasing popularity is a true testament to our efforts.”
Fly.com offers a variety of special features, including:
• Fare calendars to help flexible travelers adjust their travel dates in order to take advantage of the best fares
• Real-time fare alerts through Twitter for more than 40 metropolitan areas in the U.S.
• Fare displays include all applicable taxes and fees
• Multiple tools to help narrow search results using factors like number of stops, departure times and airline alliances such as Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam
Fly.com™ (www.fly.com) is the world’s easiest-to-use airfare search engine. Fly.com scours all the major U.S. airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times. Unlike online travel agencies, Fly.com is not a booking engine. Instead, users are referred to the appropriate Web site for direct booking. Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).
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