Travel search engine Skyscanner has opened three new offices and appointed a senior figure to its engineering team as it eyes further growth.
The Edinburgh-based firm, which recently launched a joint venture with Yahoo in a bid to crack the $71 billion (£46.3bn) Japanese market, has launched two dedicated engineering hubs in London and the Bulgarian capital Sofia, while opening a larger mobile-focused base in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Skyscanner, founded in 2003, now has ten global offices – representing a five-fold increase in three years.
The expansion came as the company announced the appointment of Bryan Dove – formerly director of engineering at Amazon’s S3 online file storage service – as senior vice-president of engineering.
Dove, who will head up the firm’s London hub, said: “As a rapidly growing tech company and a leader in online travel, strength in engineering is at the core of our strategy. Delivering a world-class product to 50 million monthly visitors across the globe is not easy, and we require the best talent out there to help us do this and continue our growth at scale.”
Skyscanner, which saw its revenues jump 42 per cent to £93 million last year, employs more than 450 people in Edinburgh and Glasgow out of a global workforce of more than 700.