March 10, 2016

Dublin Airport and Skyscanner Enter into a Unique Data Partnership

 Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has teamed up with global travel search engine Skyscanner to provide a suite of data technology services which will enhance its status as a world-leading hub airport for flight connections and a destination of choice for customers.

Skyscanner will provide Dublin Airport with a big dataset, through the Travel Insight tool which taps into the global search data from its 50 million plus monthly visitors.

Insights into planning and preferences

Through the new partnership, Dublin Airport will benefit from a unique insight into passengers’ planning and search preferences.  Information analysed will help the Airport develop its offering to further enhance the airport’s status as one of Europe’s most prominent points for passenger connections.

Dublin Airport will also host Skyscanner’s flight search technology on its App, giving passengers the ability to search and book travel destinations with airlines operating from hub.  Initially available to Dublin Airport’s mobile app users, the bespoke search tool will also be rolled out to desktop users.

Thoughts on the Partnership

“We are delighted to partner with Skyscanner using its Travel Insight tool so we can deliver a better product and service to our customers,” said Dublin Airport’s head of channel and partner marketing at Dublin Airport, John Hurley.

“We have worked closely with Skyscanner to develop a one stop shop on our Dublin Airport App and for passengers who are looking for great destinations and travel options at excellent fares. Skyscanner’s leadership in search technology is core to understanding what drives choice for passengers who wish to connect to through Dublin Airport,” he added.

The tool was developed for Dublin Airport using an API from Skyscanner for Business, which offers a suite of products helping to power the travel Internet. Skyscanner’s powerful data technology is now being capitalised on by a number of businesses in the aviation industry, including airlines Iberia Express and Flybe, and Edinburgh and Naples Airport’s, among others.

Hugh Aitken, Skyscanner’s Commercial Director added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Dublin Airport to provide them with technology which will help gain valuable market insight to inform and develop its status as a leading hub. Skyscanner is in a unique position to provide these insights given our significant and growing audience of users and data. Coupled with providing our API technology, we hope this will help passengers get the most of the gateway opportunities that Dublin can provide”.

Dublin Airport has direct flights to over 180 destinations in 38 countries on four continents.

Visit our Travel Insight page to find out how powerful our travel industry data really is.