Our Story

Our company starts with one double decker bus in 1973. Over four decades, Flight Centre Travel Group grows to become a $19 billion business consisting of more than 40 brands. Today, we are one of the world's largest travel groups with company-owned operations in 16 countries and a corporate travel management network that spans more than 90 countries.

2015 onwards

Our future unlimited

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Flight Centre Travel Group as a publicly listed company. Since listing, we have returned almost $1.2 billion in dividends to our shareholders.

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We make three strategic acquisitions.

StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking service for students and youth. Launched in 2000, StudentUniverse offers members special rates on flights, hotels and tours, allowing students to travel more and spend less.

BYOjet.com is a low cost airfare specialist, operating in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

AVMIN delivers cost-effective aircraft charter solutions and air freight logistics consultancy services to a wide range of industries.


We expand our operations to Mexico, when we acquire Koch Overseas de Mexico, and rebrand this as FCM.


We start our operations in Malaysia and the Netherlands when we acquire corporate travel businesses as part of our FCM network.


We launch Aunt Betty as an online travel agency, retailing package holidays.