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Skyscanner and Akasa Air partner to offer over 110 million users access to domestic and international fares, enhancing travel choices for Indian and global travelers.

Global travel leader Skyscanner and India’s growing airline Akasa Air have signed a new partnership agreement.

The deal will provide Skyscanner’s growing, highly engaged global audience of over 110m monthly users searching for flights on all Skyscanner platforms with access to Akasa Air’s great value domestic and international fares.

With India poised to become one of the biggest travel markets in the world in the coming years, the partnership will ensure both Indian and global travellers have the greatest choice and convenience of airfares.

Analysis of the latest Skyscanner Travel Insight data shows, that since the start of 2024, searches for domestic travel in India are up 19% YoY, whilst searches amongst Indian travellers for ‘Everywhere’ are up 122% YoY.

Top domestic destinations for Indian travellers in 2024 include:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Mumbai
  4. Goa
  5. Hyderabad

Top internal destinations for Indian travellers in 2024 include:

  1. Dubai
  2. London
  3. Bangkok
  4. Toronto
  5. Jeddah

Commenting on the partnership Hugh Aitken, VP strategic relations and development at Skyscanner said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with one of India’s fastest-growing airline Akasa Air. It is critical at Skyscanner that we connect travellers with every travel option available to them, adding Akasa to our offering is a significant step in better serving Indian travellers. We have seen exceptional growth in the Indian market over the past several years and today’s Indian travellers want a seamless mobile-first and stress-free travel planning experience. We are committed to delivering this for them, whilst simultaneously helping our partners outperform the market.”

Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer at Akasa Air said: “We’re pleased to be partnering with a global travel leader in Skyscanner to reach new customers in both domestic and international markets. We look forward to growing and expanding our partnership over the coming years.”

At the start of 2024, Skyscanner saw record travel demand, outperforming the global flights market and was the fastest growing metasearch in 2023.

Skyscanner continues to be a strategic partner for some of the biggest brands, airlines and DMOs in the world; working with companies from across the travel ecosystem including DMOs like Visit California to promote destinations, powering the next generation of AI travel tools such as Bing Chat and Layla, as well as helping airlines promote their unique offers via NDC and launch new routes based on data intelligence.

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