Flight search and pricing platform Vayant has appointed ex-Fly.com boss Brian Clark as its new CEO at the same time as announcing a new funding round.
The run of news is bolstered by an agreement signed with travel software house Hitchhiker to develop a new online airfare shopping system.
Vayant is not disclosing terms of the funding round, except to say it is "substantial" and comes from its existing and principle investor Neveq LP and Cape Capital.
Clark joins the business almost a year to the day since he left Travelzoo-owned Fly.com where he was general manager of the fledgling metasearch division.
Previous Vayant CEO Atanas Christov has left the business, an official says.
However, the Vayant team is clearly trying to look forward rather than back, not least by talking up the Hitchhiker deal:
"The integration of Vayant’s OneSearch, Intellipricer, Farelist, and TaxQuote products will allow HitchHiker to enhance its booking system TeMyra.net with an additional source of unique, viable flight results, next to GDS and net tariff content. This enables TeMyra.net users to shop itineraries with only one engine across all their data sources and to present customers with cheaper, better and more relevant results."