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Hahn Air
Founded 1994
Headquarters Flag of Germany.svg Dreieich, Germany
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Hahn Air has been specialised in providing global sales and distribution services to airlines for many years. Operating the industry's leading universal ET (E-Ticketing) platform, Hahn Air has implemented agreements with over 200 airlines worldwide, playing a leading role in generating extra revenue for its airline partners through global accessibility to all IATA travel agents using any GDS in all key BSPs .[1]



Today, Hahn Air operates the industry's leading universal ET (E-Ticketing) platform.

Specialised in generating extra revenue for hundreds of ailine partners worldwide, more than 2 billion coupons per year are being issued on Hahn Air (HR-169) e-tickets in all GDS globally. 80.000 IATA travel agencies in 150 countries trust in the services offered by Hahn Air. Hahn Air has made a profit in each of the last ten years, enjoying an average annual growth rate of more than 20%.

In 1994 Hahn Air is found as independent regional carrier operating intra German routes. It is based at the former military airbase Hahn, today well-known as the Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

In 1997 Hahn Air completes its first BSP memberships in Germany and obtains the two-letter-designator HR as well as the billing code 169.

1999, Hahn Air flights may be sold in GDS Amadeus: Hahn Air signs the first interline agreements with four airlines from Latin America: Avianca, Aerolinas Argentinas, Varig and LAN. This marks the official beginning of Hahn Air's ticketing platform.

In 2001, Hahn Air becomes an IATA member airline and joins additional BSP countries mainly in Europe, among them France, Great Britain and Spain. Hahn Air starts to expand its GDS presence in Sabre, Galileo and Worldspan.

In 2002, more BSP memberships are completed - including BSPs in several Asian countries and in Australia and New Zealand. Additional interline are signed with airlines worldwide.

2003, Hahn Air leaves Frankfurt Hahn Airport and changes its headquarter to Dreieich, 15 minutes away from Frankfurt/Main. Hahn Air bcomes member of the BSPs Scandinavia and completes its 50th BSP membership with joining the Canadian BSP. General Sales Agents are appointed in all major markets to support travel agents locally.

2004, Hahn Air complements its scheduled operations with business charter services: Continuous expansion of BSP memberships worldwide as well as completing ARC membership in the U.S. Hahn Air joins the GDS Abacus. The 100th Interline Agreement is signed.

In November 2006, the airline successfully implemented the Amadeus Ticketing Platform (ATP) and as a result, Hahn Air is able to offer a complete e-ticketing solution, including worldwide distribution.[2] Following IATA's Simplifying the Business (StB) mandate, Hahn Air moved to 100% e-ticketing in June 2008 . Today, Hahn Air operates the industry's leading universal ET (E-Ticketing) platform, which is used by almost all IET-capable airlines.

Hahn Air has made a profit in each of the last ten years, enjoying an average annual growth rate of more than 20%.


Hahn Air's head office is based in Dreieich, near Frankfurt/ Main, Germany.

All its flights are operated by partner airlines, in either codeshare or wet lease scenarios. Hahn Air also operates executive charter services.

Hahn Air's main business, however, is to provide sales, marketing and revenue accounting services to more than 200 airlines. 80.000 IATA agencies can ticket these partner airlines' services using the Hahn Air (HR-169) document in 145 countries worldwide.


  1. ^ Hahn Air website retrieved 15 October 2009
  2. ^ Amadeus 7 November 2007

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