June 14, 2024

Hahn Air launches blockchain airline tickets

The German airline Hahn Air said it was the first airline to issue tickets on the blockchain.

According to a company press release, ticket saleson the blockchain was implemented thanks to cooperation with the decentralized blockchain platform Winding Tree. Winding Tree provides real-time information systems to a number of airlines, hotels and travel companies around the world.

Hahn Air Sales Manager FrederickFrederick Nowotny, Winding Tree founder Maxim Izmailov, and Winding Tree IT division director David Montali were the first passengers to use tickets issued on the blockchain.

Novotny commented on the innovation and saidthat the company's goal is to “explore and track the opportunities this technology provides for the travel industry, even if its widespread adoption is still only in the plans for the future.”

In August, the national airline of the UAE EtihadAirways has teamed up with Winding Tree to improve its internal information systems. The startup has also entered into agreements with numerous well-known airlines, including Air Canada, Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and subsidiaries Eurowings, Swiss Air, Swissport, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Air New Zealand.