It’s been a few months since German airline Hahn Air last appeared in Travel Daily, by way of a GDS agreement between its global consolidation service (GCS) Hahn Air Systems and Citilink Indonesia. Now the scheduled and business charter airline has announced it has activated ticketing on the HR-169 document for Canadian low cost carrier (LCC) Sunwing Airlines (WG).
The deal will enable Sunwing Airlines customers to access Hahn Air’s network of over 350 air, rail and shuttle partners, which can be booked under its own code via Abacus, Amadeus, Apollo, Galileo, Infini, Sabre, Topas and Worldspan GDSs and issued on Hahn Air’s insolvency-safe ticket worldwide.
Founded in 2005, Sunwing Airlines, a subsidiary of Cuban travel giant Sunwing Travel Group – responsible for over 700,000 international journeys from the nation each year – currently flies to a solid range of locations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba, Central and South America, including Varadero, Punta Cana, Cancun and Montego Bay.
Sunwings’ fleet is comprised of 39 Boeing 737-800 and two Boeing 737 MAX 8 craft, with two on order. Both models have a max capacity of 189.
President of tour operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, said: “We are pleased to finalise this agreement with Hahn Air that will now mean we can offer our wide range of flights to the sun to an increased audience both in Canada and in our destinations.”
“Travel agents… wouldn’t otherwise be able to access services of this major player”
Hahn Air’s vice president of airline business, Steve Knackstedt, added: “We’re happy to help Sunwing optimise its distribution strategy and offer wider exposure through eight Global Distribution Systems. Now travel agents, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access services of this major player in the field of leisure travel, can offer their customers additional vacation options, generating incremental business for Sunwing.”