Google Flight Search Heads To More CountriesBy: Chris Crum - March 18, 2013
Google announced today that its Flight Search tool is launching in a handful of new countries, including: the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
It was about a year ago when Flight Search first went international, adding flights from the U.S. to destinations around the world. The feature itself launched in Canada last summer, and now the expansion appears to be picking up.
“Starting today, you can use Flight Search to quickly find, compare and book flights originating from each of these countries to any airport in the world,” says Google product manager Noam Ben Haim. “You’ll also be able to search for flights from airports in these countries and see prices in your local currency. Additionally, you can conduct searches in 8 languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Galician and Dutch — and see prices in your local currency.”
“Let’s say you’ve decided the Greek Isles are your vacation destination of choice, but you’re not sure which airport offers the most affordable fares. By typing ‘Greece’ as your destination, you’ll be able to quickly compare the cost of the different options, viewing live prices on the map,” he adds. “Likewise, if you’re looking to take the family to New York City but are unsure of the best time to go, you can click on our ‘Lowest fares’ icon to see which dates will get you the lowest fare.”
Google recently updated the Flight Search tool to let users search for regions – places in addition to airports.