Skyscanner, the fast-growing Scottish website for travellers seeking the best airfares to the best destinations, is poised to triple its turnover to £3m this year – but it also said it will sign its first private equity deal to boost expansion.

Edinburgh-based Skyscanner, whose financial year runs to the end of May, last year turned over £1m, more than double the previous 12 months' turnover, and is planning to expand its market into Asia.

Last week, the company launched its service for travellers seeking deals on internal Indian flights.

Skyscanner's technology searches some three million internet sites, and then compares and contrasts each flight for their relative advantages, such as cost, time and date of departure and destination. It also books the flight.

The company broke into profit two years ago, and expects to turn over around £3m this year.

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