Mathieu Montmessin to head Hahn Air’s new R&D department
12 May 2020
To give testimony to its commitment to innovation, Hahn Air has introduced a new executive department, Research and Development (R&D). The team is led by long-standing Hahn Air executive Mathieu Montmessin. It analyses new technologies, fosters innovation and broadens Hahn Air’s product portfolio by generating new revenue streams and sales channels.
Kirsten Rehmann, General Director of Hahn Air, commented: “We set up our new Research & Development department to meet the demands of a changing airline industry. We are confident that our partner airlines and travel agency partners will benefit from our team’s innovative solutions and new distribution opportunities, especially in light of the current corona crises and the adjoining phase of recovery.”
Mathieu Montmessin who has been appointed Executive Vice President Research & Development has been previously in charge of the Hahn Air product portfolio and generating sales for Hahn Air’s partner airlines with the solutions HR-169, H1-Air, X1-Air, HR-EMD and HR-Corporate. He studied in France, UK, Spain and the Netherlands and holds a master’s degree in computer and network science. Before joining Hahn Air in 2010, he acquired in-depth GDS knowledge working with Amadeus for five years.
“I am excited to be looking at the potential impacts of emerging technologies like NDC, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile and innovative payment options”, said Mathieu Montmessin. “We will also start an employee innovation programme where all Hahn Air colleagues can contribute their ideas. Innovation is all about team-work, creativity and courage and we expect to make significant impacts for our partners.”