Hahn Air celebrates its 20th anniversary with trade partners in Paris
3 December 2019
The distribution and ticketing specialist, Hahn Air, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its ticketing business with around 80 travel agents, tour operators and distribution partners during a glamorous event in Paris yesterday. At the 5-star Rooftop Grenelle, in the heart of Paris with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower, Hahn Air invited the guests to enjoy cocktails in Hahn Air’s signature colour blue, dance to the music of a DJ and to pose with various props at the fun photo booth. Hahn Air was represented by Kirsten Rehmann, General Director, Kimberley Long, Vice President of Sales and Agency Distribution, Dennis Huk, Vice President Global Account Management, as well as the regional Director of Global Account Management, Christelle Boutec.
Since 1999, Hahn Air has been providing distribution solutions to airline and ticketing services to travel agents and quickly advanced to become the market leader. Thanks to a unique business model and an unparalleled network and technology know-how, the company has been able to adapt to changes in the industry and has recently once again demonstrated its commitment to innovation by issuing the very first airline ticket through blockchain technology.
Hahn Air’s General Director, Kirsten Rehmann, said: “Our ticketing business has certainly come a long way. In 1999 we saw a business opportunity: many airlines were eager to sell tickets outside of their key markets through travel agencies but could not shoulder the costs of participating in the settlement systems that exist in almost every market, so-called BSPs. Over the years, Hahn Air joined almost all BSPs and established connections with all major GDSs that are used by travel agents to book and issue tickets. This infrastructure enables other airlines to sell their flights on Hahn Air’s HR-169 ticket.”
With many activities and seven anniversary events around the world held throughout the year, Hahn Air thanked all its partners for their trust and cooperation. “The French market has always been among our top 10 markets”, commented Christelle Boutec. “It was the natural choice to hold one of our celebrations in Paris to celebrate with our partners here. A big thank you to all travel agents, GDS partners, OTAs, tour operators and consolidators who trust in our solutions. It’s been many years of fruitful cooperation and we look forward to the next 20 years. We will never tire of expanding our network of airline partners and our portfolio of services.”
To view the
photographs and video, visit www.hahnair.com/anniversary