Hahn Air achieves IATA Level 3 NDC certification
The German scheduled and executive-charter airline, Hahn Air, announced that it was granted NDC Certification Level 3 status under the NDC (New Distribution Capability) Certification Program provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This status recognizes that Hahn Air uses Offer and Order management messages whose schemas are compliant with the standard NDC message schema, version 17.2.
“We are very proud to announce this important milestone in our NDC journey”, says Christopher Allison, Head of NDC at Hahn Air. “We are well on track to make our Hahn Air flights, and the content of our partner airlines, available to travel sellers via NDC in 190 markets worldwide. In the coming months, we will connect additional agencies, aggregators and partner airlines to our platform and introduce new features such as more forms of payment, for example BSP and ARC, support for itinerary changes, and ancillary content such as additional baggage and seat reservations.”
“We congratulate Hahn Air on achieving NDC Level 3 Certification. Hahn Air joins the growing fold of airlines involved in launching a new era of retailing in which travelers have access to all of an airline’s products and services”, said Yanik Hoyles, IATA’s Director, Industry Distribution Programs.
The certification follows the launch of Hahn Air’s NDC platform announced in August 2019. The platform allows airlines of any business model to introduce NDC to their distribution mix and thereby extend their global customer base, while providing travel agencies worldwide with access to content via Hahn Air’s NDC APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). It also offers distribution opportunities for airlines that are already NDC-capable.
Hahn Air’s NDC platform is powered by two IATA certified technology partners with vast experience in airline distribution: PROS provides shopping and pricing capability while 2e Systems is responsible for the platform’s overall development and deployment, including offer and order management. 2e Systems CTO, Andrew Hurst, said: “2e Systems is delighted to deepen the relationship with Hahn Air with our IATA certification. As a provider, 2e Systems is committed to continue supporting the evolution of NDC.” Boyan Manev, Principal Product Strategy at PROS also commented “We are very pleased to see Hahn Air receive its NDC certification, and to see our scalable shopping solutions used to help yet another airline to achieve its distribution goals.”
For more details about Hahn Air and its solutions for partner airlines and travel agents, visit www.hahnair.com.
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.
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