Ticket Monster Acquired Flight Graph, an airline booking service start-up
On 18th, social-commerce platform, Ticket Monster announced the acquisition of Flight Graph, an airline booking service start-up and plans to provide customized travels for the users.
Over the last three years, Flight Graph has been investing in R&D to develop customized ticket search services for users who want travel more diverse destinations with cheaper cost.
Traditionally, up to now, ticket booking service could only been used in one-way search from the user side by their desired date and route. However, this method left users with few choices between expensive direct flights and the less expensive air flights with stopovers.
At the same time, Flight Graph will provide big data optimization tool for users to find the one that best fits them considering the price and waypoint. In addition, Ticket Monster users will be able to search by hashtag of their interests beginning as soon as May this year.
There is another unique function called Follow On which allows bookers to literally ‘follow’ travel routes that other people took before. If you click on ‘Follow On’ button in the Flight Graph website, the world map is shown. On the World Map, you press the destination and then an entire information of itinerary and bookings of other people who also traveled to that specific destination will come up. If you find route that suits your preference, you can book your ticket through follow-on, adjusting the date and time.
Kim Doo-gyun, the CEO of Flight Graph, said, “as Flight graph search is based on other person’s flight reservation record, and trial and error results, you can the one that suits you the best. But, when it comes to multi-segment flight ticket, one of the most important check points for algorithm is whether it complies with the regulation of flight routes.”
“The flight curation system that Flight Graph has developed is a highly-sophisticated technology, rarely seen not only in the domestic market but globally as well,” said Lee Gang-jun, Head of the Ticket Monster multi-biz group. “Ticket Monster will become a travel platform that offers the most satisfying combination of flight routes.”