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Market Recovery Update: 5 July – 19 July 2020

July 22, 2020

See the current Market Recovery Update that includes top 5 destinations for the Czech Republic and Spain, top 5 European routes, comparison of long and short-haul flights bookings, and trends of virtually interlined flights versus direct.

  • Sum of bookings increased 19% compared to the sum of bookings from the previous two weeks;
  • Average booking window (time between booking & departing): 21 days;
  • Top 5 destinations for the Czech Republic (excluding domestic travel):
    • Spain,
    • Italy,
    • The United Kingdom,
    • Greece,
    • Portugal.
  • Top 5 destinations for Spain (excluding domestic travel):
    • Germany,
    • The United Kingdom,
    • Italy,
    • Austria,
    • France.
  • Top 5 European routes (excluding domestic travel):
    • The United Kingdom – Spain,
    • The United Kingdom – Greece,
    • Germany – Spain,
    • The United Kingdom – Italy,
    • Germany – Greece.
  • Short and medium-haul flights continue to dominate bookings:
Shirt and medium-haul flights graph
Short and medium-haul flights booked via
  • Virtually-interlined flights versus direct flights booked for 5 July – 19 July 2020:
Virtually interlined and direct flights graph
Virtual interlining trips lead among bookings
  • Third-party payment platform market recovery data across travel industry clients:
Third-party payment platforms and comparison graph position increases among other third-party payment platforms



Founded by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi in 2012, is an online search engine allowing users to combine transportation from non-cooperating carriers. It is powered by its proprietary algorithm (Virtual Interlining) that allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from over 800 carriers, accompanied by industry-leading Guarantee. Today, the company sees more than 100 million searches every day and employs over 2,500 people worldwide. ranked seventh in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list, becoming the highest-ever rated Czech company. Following the previous success, ranked fifth in the very same program in 2018. In November 2019, the company announced a change in its vision of becoming the first Virtual Global Supercarrier and won the People’s Choice Award at Phocuswright Conference in Miami. In March 2020, was selected as part of the FT1000; Europe’s fastest-growing companies, ranking first among companies from the Czech Republic.

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