Cheapflights Ltd

Cheapflights Ltd

February 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Cheapflights' Canadian Site Traffic Up 100% Year on Year

2.6 Million Visits To in 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2009) - Cheapflights, the international leader in flights price search and comparison, with sites in North America, UK and Germany, announces that its Canadian site ( received 2.6 million visits over the past year. The site has seen solid growth during 2008 and in January 2009, visits were up 100% year on year. was "light launched" in April 2007 and has been until recently providing Canadian consumers with a multi-partner search by date tool and also hand-picked deals service when new functionality and content were added. This has clearly been of interest to Canadian consumers looking for value for money flight deals and is reflected in the increasing traffic on

Cheapflights' Head of International, Mo Bulbrook commented: "We are obviously very pleased that our Canadian site is attracting increasing numbers of visits. We expect very shortly to announce that the site will move onto Cheapflights' new international technology platform in common with our US site and in the UK. This move will provide our Canadian users with much, much more content and functionality. Importantly, this coming year, will have the means to enable Canadian advertisers to offer additional cost-effective ways to target consumers looking for great value deals.

Cheapflights' CEO, Chris Cuddy added: "The performance of has been very encouraging. We strive to provide consumers with a wide choice of flight deals from many airlines and other flight providers. Cheapflights is committed to building the best flights search website for our Canadian users by adding a growing number of travel partners and site features.

Notes to Editors Cheapflights Ltd.: was launched in 1996. It pioneered the concept of online flight price search and comparison and has been consistently profitable since launch. It was the first UK dotcom to introduce pay-per-click in 2000, which helped to transform online advertising. Cheapflights does not sell tickets but publishes flight deals from airlines, budget airlines, online travel agents and the long tail of other specialist flight deal providers. It launched its US site in May 2003, which has rapidly grown and which now provides half of Cheapflights' millions of monthly visits by consumers. Its Canadian site which was "Light" launched in April 2007 is already enjoying traffic of over 300,000 monthly visits. The first non-English language site was "light" launched in Germany in October 2008. Cheapflights' main UK and North American sites each provide consumers with rapid, easy to use comparisons of about 1 million flight deals daily from the broadest online selection of travel operators. The sites are valued by travel industry advertisers as a neutral, high-traffic source of quality high-conversion consumer leads. Cheapflights' status as an independent online travel price search and comparison and travel news site, together with its free opt-in subscriber newsletters makes it a natural starting point for finding travel deals and up-to-date travel industry information on both sides of the Atlantic.

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