Hahn Air Becomes First Airline to Issue Blockchain-Enabled Tickets To Passengers

Alo Kingsley   Nov 19, 2019 02:28


According to a reporton Nov. 18, Hahn Air, a leading German airline, has just issued Blockchain-enabled tickets to its passengers. Offering the tickets through the platform of their partner, Winding Tree, it becomes the first airline company to actualize such a feat. The platform will also help Hahn Air list inventory, take care of the reservation requests, and receive payments via any of the accepted payment methods: cash, credit card, cryptocurrency (mostly: LIF token or Ether).


As one of the first blockchain passengers at Hahn Air, Frederick Nowotny, Head of Sales Engineering at Hahn Air, commented that Hahn is consistently examining new technologies and that they are pleased with their ability to issue blockchain-enabled tickets.

“We at Hahn Air are constantly exploring new technologies, and we are proud to now demonstrate our technical capability to issue blockchain-powered Hahn Air tickets. We are pleased to be partnering with Winding Tree, the most established company when it comes to distributing travel inventory in the blockchain. Our goal is to investigate and monitor the opportunities this technology holds for travel distribution, even if widespread acceptance is still a vision of the future,”

Following the above comments,
Maksim Izmaylov, the founder of Winding Tree, also commented that their partnership with Hahn Air is an ideal and welcomed one.

“While blockchain technology is currently almost exclusively associated with the cryptocurrency bitcoin, it bears great potential for all industries and endless applications. It will have an enormous impact on all areas of economy and commerce over the next decades. We at Winding Tree believe that blockchain will have the power, like NDC, to fundamentally change the face of travel distribution. With a broad knowledge, an innovative mindset, and an unparalleled network, Hahn Air is the ideal partner for us.”  


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