We've made it easier than ever to develop your site using flexible price search options with rapid response times. This makes it simple to build exciting tools that open up multiple travel search options for your customers.


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Flights API advantages

  • Mobile first solutions to enable you to take advantage of the latest trends as they happen

  • Support Network - Dedicated Account Manager, Engineering support team and a developer hub with all the resources needed to integrate

  • Easy set up and flexible integration of travel search

  • Inspirational search features - combine our Travel APIs with your existing travel offering to complement your product range

  • Dedicated online portal to manage your revenue and commissions

  • Global content and coverage supporting your expansion to over 30 markets and languages and over 1,000 travel partners

  • Complete solution with data, content and legal requirements all taken care of so you can focus on growing your business

Flights API features

  • Browse cache API allows broad search queries such as "What's the cheapest price from New York to anywhere, anytime in the next year?"

  • Supports a variety of geo formats, for easy integration with your existing geo-tagged pages

  • Continually optimised product solutions

  • First class technology from the team behind Skyscanner's award winning global flight search

  • Asynchronous format, allowing for real time streaming of prices for your users

  • Developer resource area with online test harnesses, change logs, support and documentation

  • RESTful API format, with JSON or XML responses available

  • Browse and Live prices feeds to support multiple development options

We’ve always appreciated the fact that Skyscanner shows all the available flights, including the low-cost carriers. The Skyscanner API allows us to differentiate from other inspirational/planning apps by offering real time pricing. The Flights API is lightweight and easy to integrate with, and it’s our primary monetization model right now.
Skyscanner has been changing the way people travel. As a travel start-up, our partnership is very important, not just because of Skyscanner’s powerful Flights API, which allows for a fully customisable experience, but because of the power of their brand, that is certain to give our clients comfort and security when booking.

Browse Cache or Live Pricing?

Browse Cache API

  • Provides an aggregated view of flights and price data for many origins or many destinations over many time frames, returning the cheapest quotes where available.

  • The prices returned are the cheapest price per day from our cache date.

  • Browse cache prices are stored and updated every time a user does a search. For each route and date combination we save the cheapest one-way and the cheapest stop-over prices.

  • Popular route and date combinations will be updated frequently, however, less popular route and date combinations will not.

  • You should choose the Browse Cache API if you want to provide a wide range of search with flexible dates or destinations in a more efficient way.

Live Pricing API

  • Retrieve up-to-date pricing information for a specific route on a specific departure and arrival date.

  • The API returns all relevant pricing information for the specific search, allowing for price comparison and selection.

  • The data returned from the Live Pricing API is the most accurate pricing information for this route and travel dates that Skyscanner can provide.

  • To ensure a fair and honest comparison we query our partners on demand when you call our API.

  • You should use the Live Pricing API if you want to provide a price comparison for a given route on specific dates.

The Skyscanner Flights API was also reviewed positively by so many start-ups across the travel industry that we decided to approach you about gaining access to it. The browse cache allows us to make an initial scan for prices based on a certain budget before serving live prices. This really linked up with what we were trying to accomplish with the application; simplicity of booking travel through one budget.
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We use the live pricing API on our regular flight search which has our price prediction technology integrated on routes that are supported and we get all the power of Skyscanner API for our inspiration tool. We wanted a platform where users could search and compare the best flight deals available online, so we needed the best data on the market in one API, which turned out to be Skyscanner.
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