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Hahn Air appoints Kirsten Rehmann as new CEO

25 January 2022

Kirsten Rehmann

Hahn Air announced the appointment of Kirsten Rehmann (44) as new CEO. Rehmann has been part of the corporate management since 2012 alongside the owners and founders of Hahn Air, Hans Nolte and Nico Gormsen. She is now taking sole responsibility for the company’s affairs while Nolte and Gormsen remain closely connected to Hahn Air in their role as owners. In the future, Rehmann will direct Hahn Air’s global business, all corporate affairs as well as operational and strategic planning.  

Rehmann joined Hahn Air in 2003 when the company was four years into its existence. Starting as a Sales and Marketing Executive, she quickly advanced within the company and became instrumental in driving the successful expansion of the Hahn Air ticketing business. Over the years, she held various roles in different departments of Hahn Air and acted first as Director of Airlines Business Group and later as Chief Commercial Officer.  

Kirsten Rehmann commented: “When I started at Hahn Air almost two decades ago, nobody could foresee the breath-taking development of the company from an ambitious start-up to a market leading distribution player. I am proud to have been part of this amazing team and thankful to Hans Nolte and Nico Gormsen for their support and trust. I am looking forward to shape the next chapters of Hahn Air together with my team and build future-orientated distribution solutions and ticketing services for our airline and travel agency partners.”  

“On behalf of Hans Nolte and myself, we are pleased to hand over the Hahn Air leadership to Kirsten Rehmann”, said Nico Gormsen. “She has been an integral part of this company almost since its founding days and has been instrumental in its development and its global success. Nobody could be better suited to lead the company into the future. Our teams and partners will benefit from her industry knowledge and leadership skills.”  

Rehmann holds a diploma in international business administration with the majors tourism and travel. She also earned a master’s degree in marketing and distribution. During her free time, she enjoys doing sports as well as playing the piano and the flute. She is also a passionate traveller with a special love for Africa.  

About Hahn Air

Hahn Air is a German scheduled and executive charter airline. Since 1999 it offers indirect distribution services to other airlines and thus provides ticketing solutions to 100,000 travel agencies in 190 markets. With more than 20 years of experience, the company has established itself as the market leader. Today, Hahn Air’s partner network encompasses more than 350 partner airlines.  

Hahn Air offers its distribution services exclusively to transportation companies and ticketing solutions to travel agents only. However, travellers benefit as well as they are able to choose from more carriers, more routes and more destinations. Every year millions of passengers travel between 4,000 locations using Hahn Air’s HR-169 tickets. It is the first and only airline worldwide that offers free and comprehensive reimbursement in case of insolvency of the operating carrier. Hahn Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and a globally connected stakeholder playing a leading role in the airline industry.  

Hahn Air is 100% owned by the Hahn Air Group, an international corporation based in Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany. The fleet of Hahn Air Lines operates out of the airports Dusseldorf and Frankfurt Egelsbach. The Group has offices around the world, including Minneapolis, Montevideo, Casablanca, New Delhi, Manila and Johannesburg.

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