New Airfare Search Engine Attracts More Than 4.6 Million Users
and Exits Beta
Mountain View, Calif., July 7, 2009 – Fly.com™, the world’s most easy-to-use airfare search engine, today announced that Internet users performed over 2.4 million searches on Fly.com in the month of June, growing user searches by 85% month over month.
“After only five months of operation, we are exiting our beta release with a large and growing community of users,” said Brian Clark, General Manager, Fly.com. “The ease-of-use, speed, and simplicity that we offer are clearly winning people over.”
Fly.com offers users unique information and content, in online travel search, including:
· First class fares on all searches;
· Airline product information, such as in-flight entertainment;
· Prices that include all taxes and fees; and
· Travel deals published by Travelzoo®, the global leader in travel deals publishing, which are specifically relevant to each airfare search.
According to Fly.com’s internal statistics, 4.6 million travelers have used Fly.com since its launch in February.
Fly.com attributes the growth in site traffic to its ability to satisfy users’ appetite for information on both price and product. In addition to finding the best prices available, Fly.com is the only airfare search engine to show all airlines’ lowest price by cabin on the first results page, via its one-of-a-kind “At-A-Glance” summary display.
“As an independent search engine, Fly.com is able to focus on the user experience and act as a consumer advocate, as if we were your ‘friend in the business’,” said Clark. “We are not a booking engine. By comparing multiple booking sources, including airlines and online travel agencies, we are able to offer fantastic content and the best fares available in just one search.”
Fly.com™ (http://www.fly.com) is the world’s most easy-to-use airfare search engine. Fly.com enables users to compare the best flight options from airline and online travel agency Web sites. Fly.com is not a booking engine. Users are referred directly to the airline or online travel agency Web site of their choice to complete their booking. Says The New York Times: “A streamlined way to compare flights…features an extremely simple-looking interface to compare flight options from multiple services.” Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).
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