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Cheapflights Media Experiences Record Traffic in Q1 2012

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11 April 2012 - Cheapflights Media Limited, the leading UK travel deals publisher, that pioneered online flight price comparison in 1996, is pleased to announce a record number of users in the first three months of 2012. New traffic highs were reached across both its Cheapflights-branded websites and Momondo. In addition, the site is proud to announce that it has maintained its unbroken Top Ten Winner record since 2002 after again elected a Top Ten Winner for 2011 in Experian Hitwise’s "Travel-Agencies" sector.

Cheapflights’ CEO Hugo Burge commented: “We are pleased to be on the front foot and defying the gloom. More people came to Cheapflights seeking great flight and travel deals than ever before in our history. Also last month we hit a record six million opt-in international subscribers to our Newsletters - and in the UK, our original market, we had a record level of traffic with 5% more people searching for cheap flights than in 2011. Travel is a welcome respite from the gloom and whilst many consumers are trading down to short haul travel, we are still seeing a buoyant market for our flight price search sites.

“The whole team is very proud to have achieved ten years unbroken inclusion in Hitwise’s ‘Travel-Agencies’ Top Ten winners list and it is a great accolade for our team who are passionate about travel. There are regularly about 2900 web-sites assessed each month by Hitwise and to be consistently rated in the top ten each year is something we don’t take lightly. Our goal is to offer the widest range of flight deals to consumers combined with expert travel advice - and that strategy is paying off.”

Overall, Cheapflights Media’s first quarter (Q1) global traffic is up 11% on Q1 2011. The monthly visit average for the period is 13.2 million visits.

About Cheapflights Media

Cheapflights Media is an international media network helping over 11 million visitors a month find top travel deals. Our Cheapflights brand was launched in 1996 and pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for users. Today, users compare a wide range of deals from hundreds of partners including online travel agents, consolidators and airlines to find the very best flight deals. With a mission to be the starting point for travel, Cheapflights works to deliver the industry’s best airfare bargains, expert tips and inspiration. There are currently Cheapflights sites in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, visit Our newest brand, Momondo, is a leading travel search engine for finding comprehensive worldwide pricing and availability on airfares. Winner of several awards, the site is ideal for users on specific travel schedules. For more information, visit