Hahn Air Becomes First German Airline to Produce Blockchain Air Tickets
According to a Reuters report from New York, German airline Hahn Air, known to provide both chartered and scheduled flights within the European continent on Monday issued one of a kind blockchain tickets. The tickets were supported by blockchain technology. They were issued in conjunction with Winding Tree.
When it first emerged, blockchain was used to power BTC. Blockchain technology works as a common database that is sustained by a web of PCs. On Monday, the German airline was able to fly passengers in possession of the blockchain-powered air tickets on a flight scheduled to depart from Dusseldorf and arrive at Luxembourg.
The first group of blockchain passengers comprised Frederick Nowotny who is the Head of Sales Engineering at the airline, Maksim Izmaylov, Winding Tree’s founder, and Dave Montali, the Chief Information Officer at Winding Tree.
Hahn Air’s, Jörg Troester, who is the head of corporate strategy and government & industry affairs held a phone interview with Reuters where he stated that:
“For us, it is important to look into the future to understand how can we make distribution faster.”
He went on to add that after the first flight, Hahn Air would go back to the drawing board in an attempt to look at how everything worked out for its first blockchain-based air ticket. This would then help them formulate a way that they can use to commercialize the whole process. Troester went on to add that: “We are not at that point right now.”
Hahn Air is not only an airline, but it also serves travel agents looking for a distribution solution. By utilizing the platform provided by Winding Tree, the airline will now be able to better manage its reservation requests, its inventory list, and also process customer payments as soon as they have completed the booking process.