Google Flight Search Expands, Now Showing More Routes


You can imagine my surprise when I saw my local airport — Pasco (PSC) — showing up in Google’s flight search feature. Don’t get me wrong; I love this airport … from car to gate in less than 10 minutes just can’t be beat. But that’s the point: It’s a pretty small airport and Google’s flight search has been limited to much bigger cities since its launch in September.

Not anymore. Google is remaining tightlipped about exact numbers, but a spokesperson did confirm for us via email that “since launch we’ve more than doubled the number of domestic (i.e., U.S.) routes available in the feature.”

Note that they’re talking about the doubling of routes, not airports. For example, some smaller airports in my area are not included yet: Yakima (YKM), Wenatchee (EAT) and Walla Walla (ALW), for example. Still, if they have routes from my local airport, it seems safe to assume that even smaller ones are in line for showing up in Google flight search eventually.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Flight Search | Search Engines: Travel Search Engines


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