Aviasales’ core service helps users compare airfares and hotel options from more than 100 online travel agencies and more than 60 carriers. Users are then redirected to the selected seller’s website to complete and pay for a booking. Aviasales claims more than 4 million unique visitors monthly and 500,000 search queries for tickets every day. About 27 percent of the queries are made from smartphones and tablets. Competing with such companies as Kayak, Momondo, and Skyscanner, the Russian company claims to hold first place among metasearch services on the Russian market. Get the full story at VentureBeat