Articles tagged “Kiwi.com”

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A top-tier private equity firm like General Atlantic should provide a strong tailwind for Kiwi as it branches out from selling plane tickets into other types of travel. But it's a bit surprising that Ctrip.com or another travel conglomerate didn't bite instead.

3 months ago

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travel hackers have long known about the risks and rewards of throwaway ticketing. But one enterprising entrepreneur is trying to bring the method to the masses. Airlines are not happy.

5 months ago

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investor 777 Partners has bought tech company Air Black Box, while online agency Kiwi has taken a stake in reservation system AeroCRS. These deals hint at a growing interest among airlines to use tech to build marketing alliances that differ from traditional codeshares. The true winner may be smaller airports, which stand to gain traffic.

6 months ago

Online Travel Agency Kiwi Has a Plan to Fight the Giants

Online Travel Agency Kiwi Has a Plan to Fight the Giants

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kiwi has grown fast without venture capital or marketing gimmicks. The online travel agency's story shows what it takes for a startup to scale today. Its story also reveals the long shadows cast by the mighty travel conglomerates.

10 months ago

Czech Website Creates Itineraries From Low-Cost and Legacy Carriers

Czech Website Creates Itineraries From Low-Cost and Legacy Carriers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The conventional wisdom is that major online travel agencies make it impossible for their smaller counterparts to break through. Kiwi.com is challenging that thesis, though it is very much early days.

2 years ago