Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries

By: Chris Crum - July 21, 2014

Google announced the expansion of Flight Search into three more countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This is the first time Google has added countries since launching in Ireland and Poland in March.

A year before that, Google launched the offering in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Those in Denmark can access the feature at google,dk/flights. For Norway, it’s googleno/flights, and for Sweden it’s google.se/flights. Or from any of those local Google domains, you can simply search for flights directly from Google itself. Google will cater to local languages and currencies from any device.

“Let’s say you live in Norway and you want to plan a summer getaway,” says Google’s Stefan Trienen. “If you access Flight Search, you’ll immediately see the price, duration and type of flight for several popular destinations you might like to visit — based on your preferences and previous searches. If you set your dates and tap to expand the map, you’ll see live prices for destinations around the world. A trip to Kristiansand sounds nice.”

“Once you tap on Kristiansand, you’ll automatically be presented with a list of ‘Best flights’ (flights that represent the best tradeoff of convenience and price) and a tip for how you can save a bit. In this case, you can save NOK928 just by leaving one day later,” he adds. “For nearly a thousand Krones it might be worth it!”

While Google only has local versions of Flight Search for select countries, anyone can use google.com/flights to make travel plans.

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