WhichBudget is a flight search engine - just like Google, but only for flights! Do you want to know which airline flies to New York from your local airport? Or do you just want to get away but don't care where to? Here's why WhichBudget is the favourite search engine of thousands of travellers around the World: you don't have to say when you are flying or even where to: you can search for flights from your local airport to anywhere, anytime.
WhichBudget is FREE!! We are not an airline and we don't sell any tickets ... that means you don't pay us anything - no booking fees, nothing, zero!! All we do is to search hundreds of airlines and travel agents and send you directly to the airline or travel agent of your choice.
We are small and independent. There are no shareholders, no investors. This means the only people we are responsible to are you! So make sure you contact us, tweet us and share ideas on Facebook - WhichBudget is your website.
WhichBudget was founded by Martino Matijevic and Isabelle de Cato. The idea behind the site began in the mid-1990s. Martino and Isabelle met whilst studying in Oxford and fell in love, but there was one problem: he was English and she was French.
After Isabelle finished her studies in Oxford, she returned to Nice and, in order to see each other as often as possible on a limited student budget, they used the cheap flights offered by the emerging no-frills airlines.
Eventually, they both started their careers in England and, being keen travellers, they continued using budget airlines in order to escape for long weekends several times a year and they became known amongst their friends as budget flight aficionados.
Faced with numerous questions from friends asking for advice on budget airlines such as "Who flies where?" or "Which is the cheapest airline for flight to Brussels?", in 2002 Martino used his background in IT to create a small online utility to answer such questions so that their friends could use it and WhichBudget was born.
What was initially intended to be a small site for the use of a selective group of friends quickly grew into one of the most comprehensive budget airlines directories. Friends told friends, who told other friends, and the word spread. Search engines began to index the site, newspapers published articles on WhichBudget and, today, the site attracts over 200,000 unique visitors a month from Europe and other global destination like USA, Japan and Australia.
Martino Matijevic, Founder & CEO - Martino is the founder and CEO of WhichBudget.com and has over ten years of online marketing and development experience. Working at laterooms.com, Martino was central in developing and internationalising the UK site into a European site with over 50,000 hotels. Previously, Martino worked with the European Commission and also France Telecom developing webpages for international brands such as Wanadoo and Orange.
Budget Travelling Tip: If you find a cheap fare to somewhere you never thought of going to before, book it. Don’t wait. If you decide not to go, you didn't lose much, but if you do go, you may discover a gem.
Favourite Budget Airline Destination: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Sergio Gallini, VP Operations - Born in Ferrara, Italy, and brought up in Venice, Sergio studied physics in Padova and Paris. He became interested in travel when he moved to London and witnessed the birth and rise of the first low-cost airlines before relocating to Spain to carry out several research projects into clean energy. Following his passion for budget travel, Sergio then joined WhichBudget where his scientific approach and excellent language skills are invaluable in running complex operations and building relationships in Europe and beyond.
Budget Travelling Tip: If time is not an issue, choose an indirect flight, stay overnight and visit the city. As well as possibly saving money it also provides an opportunity to enjoy two destinations in one trip. Better than sitting in an airport waiting for a connecting flight!
Favourite Budget Airline Destination: Faro, Portugal
Giuseppe Naccarato, IT Director - Giuseppe’s 14 years international experience in design, implementation and maintenance of large scale projects are central to WhichBudget. He is also the author of several books published in Italy about Java and programming, and has contributed numerous technical articles to various Italian and US trade magazines. Joining WhichBudget in 2009 from Vodafone Italy; where he was an IT Project Manager, Giuseppe has become a key member of the WhichBudget team and instrumental in taking WhichBudget to the next level by helping build a state-of-the-art technology for finding cheap flights.
Budget Travelling Tip: Buy a sandwich from Pret-a-manger before flying with a budget airline
Favourite Budget Airline Destination: Glasgow Prestwick, Rome Ciampino, Lamezia Terme
Mark McLaughlin, Chief Financial Officer - Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He regularly lectures on tax subjects and is the author of numerous books. Prior to joining WhichBudget, Mark worked for a number of years as Tax Manager and Tax Partner for several Manchester-based chartered accountant firms.