Hahn Air, a German airline and provider of
distribution services for other airlines, has expanded its HR-169
ticket system to Cuba.
Han Air's Ticket Office concept allows the
company to extend its services to travel agents in markets that,
for example, do not have a Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP). A
membership in a BSP is usually a prerequisite for an airline and a
travel agent to do business with each other.
Non-BSP markets covered by Hahn Air with
one or more Ticket Offices include the Democratic Republic of
Congo, Armenia and Yemen.
In addition, Ticket Offices provide HR-169
tickets in markets with politically or economically challenging
situations, such as Nigeria and Venezuela, where HR-169 tickets
are not available via the BSPs.
With the latest Hahn Air Ticket Offices opened
in Cuba, Gambia, Guatemala, Madagascar and Tajikistan, Hahn Air
now has a network of 50 such offices around the world.
Agents interested in issuing a Hahn Air
ticket can contact the local Ticket Office by telephone or email
and will receive the requested HR-169 ticket by email. The service
is available to IATA and non-IATA agents.
“We are a strong partner of the travel agents
and it is our utmost goal to increase their revenue,” said Robert
Heerenveen, Vice President Global Account Management at Hahn Air.
“While in most markets we are able to provide our HR-169 ticket
via the standard ticketing process of all major GDSs, our Ticket
Office network allows us to cover non-BSP markets as well. Today,
we reach over 100,000 travel agencies with our services.”
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