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Edinburgh-based travel company Skyscanner app hits 5 million downloads in 10 months

The Edinburgh-based travel company Skyscanner has today announced achieving a total of five million downloads of its app in just ten months.

The Skyscanner app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and the Windows Phone. The platform is basically a free flight comparison app that helps smart phone users to find the cheapest flights on the go.

As with the main Skyscanner site, the app is available in over 20 different languages, including French, German, Turkish and Spanish, which, according to Skyscanner, has what helped fuel the huge download numbers. In addition to English-speaking markets, the app has been particularly popular in Russia, Italy and Germany.

Barry Smith, Director of Mobile, Skyscanner, stated: “The popularity of the Skyscanner apps has surpassed our expectations and we expect to see traffic to our apps exceed traffic to the main website at some point in the near future. More and more people are now accessing the web via their phones and we’ve brought the full functionally of Skyscanner to the smart phone and tablet world with apps that find users the cheapest flights, fast.

By the way: You can find out about other interesting startups from Edinburgh in this list

Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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