Hahn Air introduces NDC platform and issues first NDC ticket

Press Release

Dreieich, 19th August 2019. The market leader in airline distribution, Hahn Air, unveiled its new NDC platform. The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution powered by IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. To mark the occasion, the German airline and ticketing expert welcomed the first passengers holding NDC-enabled Hahn Air tickets on one of its scheduled flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf on 16th August 2019.

“As Hahn Air today supports travel agencies in 190 markets and airlines of any size and business model, we carefully developed a scalable solution that meets the needs of all our current and future partners in a changing airline industry”, says Christopher Allison, Head of NDC at Hahn Air. “We are leveraging on the expertise we have acquired during our 20 years of being the leader in airline distribution solutions, as well as our involvement in the IATA activities driving and developing the NDC standard from the very beginning. We have been actively participating in several IATA committees and are currently holding the chair position of the NDC Orders Group, as well as a seat on the Shop-Order Board and the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board.”

Hahn Air’s NDC platform will bring the following benefits to partner airlines:

  • Airlines, irrespective if they are already NDC capable or not, can add an additional distribution channel and thereby extend their global customer base.
  • In addition, airlines can join the world of NDC by using Hahn Air’s NDC platform without having to develop their own solution. Thereby they save time, money and resources and don’t have to deal with the complexity of the new standard.  

Travel agents will benefit as follows:

  • All travel agents, regardless of which system they are using, can easily connect to Hahn Air’s NDC platform. Only one implementation is needed to gain access to multiple partner airlines of Hahn Air. They will find exclusive carriers and flights via Hahn Air’s NDC platform.
  • Travel agencies can continue to use their preferred forms of payment in almost any market, including cash, credit cards and transactions via BSP with the respective forms of payment.

Any airline with an NDC interface, a proprietary Application Programming Interface (API) or traditional reservation and ticketing interfaces – whether it is an existing Hahn Air partner airline or not – will be able to take advantage of Hahn Air’s new NDC solution. This includes access to Hahn Air’s network of connected agencies and aggregators, with the option to make additional connections to the airlines’ preferred agency partners. The new NDC platform is powered by 2e Systems, a software development company specializing in web, mobile and communications solutions for the airline industry.

For more details about Hahn Air and its solutions for partner airlines and travel agents, visit www.hahnair.com.

Picture Caption
Hahn Air pilot Cpt. Markus Engelbrecht welcomes the first passengers travelling with NDC-enabled tickets on the scheduled flight HR331 from Luxembourg to Düsseldorf on August 16th 2019. From left to right: Markus Engelbrecht, Andrew Hurst, CTO of 2e Systems, Hahn Air’s Head of NDC, Christopher Allison, and Phil Douglas, CEO of 2e Systems. Photo: Andi Werner

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 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 can 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, which has offices around the world, including Minneapolis, Montevideo, Casablanca, New Delhi, Manila and Johannesburg, achieves an annual global turnover of approximately 1 billion USD for its clients.

Contact
Andrea Müller

Corporate Communications Manager
Hahn Air Lines GmbH
Tel: +49-6103-7331-421
E-Mail: a.mueller@hahnair.com

Ashvin Rajendram Sivajothi
Corporate Communications Manager
Hahn Air Lines GmbH
Tel.: +49-6103-7331-430 
E-Mail: a.sivajothi@hahnair.com

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About Hahn Air Hahn Air is a German scheduled and business charter airline founded in 1994. Since 1999 it has specialised in distribution services for other airlines and has established itself as the market leader in indirect ticket distribution. Today, Hahn Air covers 190 markets and cooperates with more than 300 air, rail and shuttle partners as well as over 100,000 travel agencies. Although Hahn Air offers these distribution and ticketing services exclusively to transportation companies and travel agents, travellers benefit as well from being 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, which has offices around the world, including Minneapolis, Montevideo, Casablanca, New Delhi, Manila and Johannesburg, achieves an annual global turnover of approximately 1 billion USD for its clients.

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