Skyscanner, the leading travel search site, is moving its headquarters to Edinburgh’s Quartermile development in the south of the city. The HQ relocation comes as Skyscanner prepares for the next stage of growth and its objective of becoming the world’s leading travel search site. All of the company’s 140 people in Edinburgh, currently working from three city centre offices, will make the move to Quartermile One towards the end of the year.
Shane Corstorphine, Skyscanner’s CFO, says: “It’s been a priority for a while to get the team housed in one Edinburgh office and we think Quartermile ticks all the boxes for our new global headquarters. We remain centrally located, are right next door to one of the world’s leading technology research departments and in close proximity to Scotland’s growing Internet start-up community. We’ve also got plenty of extra space as our headcount continues to grow.” Skyscanner is taking 28,000 sq. ft. of space over two floors at Quartermile One, with room for up to 300 employees.
The company opened an Asia-Pacific office in Singapore last September, and is actively considering further office openings worldwide to match significant growth rates outside of its main European market. During the second quarter of 2012, Skyscanner continues to experience significant growth levels in terms of both revenues and visitors to its main website and various mobile apps. 25 million people are now visiting the Skycanner site every month making it the fastest growing travel website worldwide.