The Bauer Media Group holds a 75 per cent share of bookandsmile GmbH, operator of the online service billigflieger.de.
With up to 50,000 visitors daily, billigflieger.de is one of the leading free flight price comparison sites on the German web. Consumer magazine Stiftung Warentest recommended billigflieger.de in its 2/2010 issue, and the portal ranked second among flight price comparison sites in a test by ÖKO-TEST (2/2011).
The search engine technology used by billigflieger.de makes it easy for users to research economical travel options. The portal offers a decisive advantage over conventional price comparison sites: billigflieger.de’s real-time searches not only return offers from major airlines, they also check major travel sites like L’TUR, lastminute.de and fly.de. The site thus quickly finds the lowest currently available prices for flights, package holidays, hotels and rental cars from among thousands of offers. In 2010 billigflieger.de generated a booking volume in the three-digit millions.