MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google on Tuesday launched the first iteration of its new flight search service -- the long-awaited product of its acquisition earlier this year of travel software firm ITA.
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The search engine, called Google Flight Search, is designed to help users sort through flight information and fares.
Its launch was delayed after a nine-month investigation was initiated by the US Department of Justice following Google's $700-million acquisition of ITA in April.
Google has said in the past that it thinks there's still room for innovation in the travel search and booking market.