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Press Release: launches a low-cost airline

Press Release   •   Apr 01, 2009 11:06 BST

Reykjavik, April 1st, 2009 — Dohop, a leading flight search company, backed by the optimistic Icelandic government, today announced the launch of a new low cost airline, Airlines, to fly under-served routes all over the world. To celebrate this announcement, 1.000 flight tickets will be given away today April 1st on a first-come first-served basis at the website .

Until today, Dohop’s business has been focused on providing a flight search engine to help travelers find cheap flight tickets and the most convenient connecting flights. Dohop searches over 600 airlines and now also offers hotel search that finds the best price for a given hotel room see .

“We see this as the logical next step.” said Frosti Sigurjonsson, Dohop’s CEO. “The search business has allowed us to analyze important travel trends and identify routes that are in demand but not being served by any low cost airlines at present. With this knowledge, as well as access to Icelandic funds and with aircraft prices at record lows, we believe now is the time to expand our business model.” Airlines has placed orders for ten new Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets with the option of ordering 50 more. The details of Dohop’s cooperation with Boeing will be released later, but a Boing spokesperson said that the company was obviously very pleased with this arrengement, and applauded Dohop’s initiative in trying times. Dohop’s vision is to provide passengers with low prices while traveling in the comfort of the latest aircraft technology.

Dohop is a technology company in the travel industry. Dohop was founded in 2004 as a website to find connecting flights with low cost airlines.

The flight search engine can find routes and prices for nearly every airline in the world, as well as nice hotels and rental cars. Dohop also offers enterprise solutions for airline and airport websites, in the form of customized verisons of the flight search.

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