How this small German airline is a significant participant in world distribution


As its title signifies,
Germany-based Hahn Air is certainly an airline, with two Cessna enterprise jets providing
government constitution service in addition to scheduled flights between Düsseldorf and
Palma de Mallorca.

However in 1999, 5 years after its founding, Hahn Air expanded past flight providers to supply ticketing options to different airways.

Now, practically 25 years
later, the corporate’s important enterprise has nothing to do with its two Cessna jets. As a substitute
Hahn Air has turn into a frontrunner in world airline ticketing and distribution, interlining
flights from greater than 365 accomplice airways and enabling greater than 100,000
journey companies in 190 markets worldwide to promote these tickets.

Kirsten Rehmann turned
CEO of Hahn Air in January 2022. 

In an interview within the
PhocusWire studio at Phocuswright Europe, Rehmann defined extra in regards to the
firm’s distribution providers, which serve airways of all sizes, from Etihad
to Air Botswana.

“Airways can open
extra markets, make extra income, and journey brokers on the opposite aspect they will
get entry to content material, to airways they wouldn’t in any other case have,” Rehmann mentioned.

In recent times, Hahn
Air has additionally turn into a frontrunner in exploring new applied sciences to maneuver the journey
business ahead.

In early June the
firm introduced the creation of a analysis and improvement initiative, “Innovation
at Hahn Air,” with an invite to business leaders and startups to collaborate
with it to discover new options. 

“We’re bringing our
information to the desk and alluring startups or business gamers to work with
us on proofs of idea, on concepts that they create, and actually taking a look at new options
that may be for the good thing about the journey business,” she mentioned.

The corporate already
has a number of analysis and improvement efforts underway, together with a blockchain venture with
Chain4Travel and an exploration of NFTs for airline distribution in partnership
with TravelX, a PhocusWire Hot 25 Travel Startup for 2023.

Watch Rehmann’s full interview under.

Phocuswright Europe 2023 Government Interview: Hahn Air

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