SkyScanner Japan takes off following Yahoo! tie-up

Flight comparison website Skyscanner is set fair for expansion in the Far East after agreeing a joint-venture with Yahoo! Japan.

The tie-up will see Skyscanner pair its flight search capabilities with Yahoo’s digital media estate and search engine, which between them generate over 60bn page views every month, to cement its position in the world’s third largest travel market.

Skyscanner co-founder Grant Williams commented: “Skyscanner Japan is a start-up backed by a leading global travel search engine and the biggest search engine in the world’s third biggest travel market.”

Skyscanner Japan will be run autonomously with support from both joint venture partners from a new Tokyp office with a chief executive to be hired shortly.

Last year Japanese visitors to Skyscanner rose 40 per cent.

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