Hahn Air

Hahn Air Lines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1994
Headquarters Dreieich, Germany
Website hahnair.com

Hahn Air Lines GmbH is a German airline based in Dreieich, Germany.

The company offers scheduled and charter air services from Düsseldorf Airport, where its aircraft are based. The company`s main business, however, is an e-ticket platform that gives travel agencies access to airlines via computer reservation systems. The company also offers sales services for other airlines. Hahn Air has signed more than 260 contracts (interline agreements) with airlines.[1] Internationally, over 95,000 travel agencies access this system.[2]

Hahn Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saspo Holding GmbH, with its headquarters in Dreieich near Frankfurt. The company is owned by Hans Nolte and Nikolaus Gormsen. The company has offices in cities such as Amsterdam, Manila, Mexico City, and Paris.[3]


Early years

Hahn Air was founded as a domestic German airline in 1994.[4][5] Its home base was the former Hahn US military air base (now Frankfurt-Hahn Airport), from which the company's name originates. In 1997, Hahn Air joined its first Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) in Germany. The airline has the 2 letter code HR and the invoice number (IATA prefix code) 169.[6] Hahn Air flights have been sold via the Amadeus computer reservation system since 1999.

That same year the first agreements were signed with airlines from Latin America, namely Aerolíneas Argentinas, Avianca, LAN Airlines and Varig, which formed the foundation for the ticketing platform. In 2001, Hahn Air became an IATA member and joined BSPs including France, the United Kingdom and Spain. Hahn Air also joined the Sabre, Galileo and Worldspan computer reservation systems. Further BSP memberships were concluded and, in 2003, the company’s headquarters moved from Hahn to Dreieich, near Frankfurt am Main. One year later, Hahn Air became a member of the Airlines Reporting Corporation in the US and is represented together with its partners in the Abacus computer reservation system. The company’s 100th interline agreement was also signed that year. In 2006, Hahn Air issued its first e-ticket and its first interline e-ticket on its computer reservation system. Hahn Air Systems was founded in order to offer airlines their own Computer Reservation Services (CRS). The Hahn Air (airline) operations went through IOSA certification for the first time in 2007, and entered the Japanese and Korean markets by connecting to the Axess, Infini and Topas reservation systems.[7]

Development since 2010

Due to a contract with Generali insurance in 2010, travel agents are able to offer e-tickets via Hahn Air (HR-169) that include insurance against the insolvency of the operating carrier.[8] Since joining the Kosovo BSP in 2010, Hahn Air is present in all European markets. Over the next several years, Hahn Air introduced further products, including Securtix [9] extended insolvency insurance, the e-alliance sales service[10] and the opening of the training and event location The Aircraft at Burghof in Dreieich, which is designed to look like an airplane.[11] Sales of high-speed train tickets began under the name speed-alliance. The first railway partner was the Austrian WESTbahn , followed by the Spanish rail operator RENFE[12] in the summer of 2013.


Hahn Air Lines offers one scheduled route as well as individual charter flights in Europe.


It has been operating this scheduled route twice weekly with a Cessna Citation CJ4 since 2010, and as part of a codeshare with Luxair since 2011.


As of June 2014, the Hahn Air Lines fleet consists of two aircraft:[13]


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