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SpiceJet to Redraw Its International Footprint
Partners with Hahn Air to explore European & other International Markets

Gurgaon, 12 September, 2016: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier is taking on a global market strategy to expand beyond its traditional markets to redraw its international footprint. SpiceJet is the only domestic airline to ink an agreement with Hahn Air, a sister company of the German scheduled airline and leading provider of distribution services for other airlines, Hahn Air. The partnership which will enable the airline to now sell its flights via the code H1 on Hahn Air’s HR-169 ticket, thus giving it a presence in all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) while easing passengers’ travel worldwide.

The partnership will also enable SpiceJet to gain better access to the global markets besides elevating customer convenience and improving service procedures and payment. The airline has outlined Europe amongst its foremost target markets in its global outreach program post the tie-up.

Shilpa Bhatia, Sr Vice President Commercial SpiceJet said, “We have charted out a systematic growth path for SpiceJet and the time is ripe for us to reach out to a wider audience while enabling our customers to avail an extensive network with elevated convenience. The association will help us to penetrate the untapped markets which will in due course reflect in our business growth proposition.”

Hahn Air is a global leader in providing distribution services for air, rail and shuttle partners and the ticketing expert for travel agents. It offers a tremendous network of over 300 partners including 50 non-GDS airlines enabling them to be booked through over 95,000 travel agencies in 190 markets. SpiceJet can thus benefit from Hahn Air’s economies of scale and have the potential to increase its revenue streams by being able to penetrate newer geographies, and reach out a wider target audience.

With the cooperation in place, SpiceJet’s domestic and international services will now be available on all GDSs and will be issuable on the Hahn Air HR-169 document under the code H1.

Alexander Proschka – Head of Hahn Air Systems said, “We are proud to welcome SpiceJet as the latest airline to join the H1-Air network. This is especially momentous as they are Hahn Air System's 50th partner and we are happy to share the occasion with them. Going forward, we will redouble our efforts to grow our portfolio of H1-Air partners and to globally connect more airlines, in turn offering our travel agent partners greater possibilities.”

About SpiceJet Ltd:

SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 298 daily flights to 41 destinations, including 35 domestic and 6 international ones. SpiceJet connects its network with a fleet of 28 Boeing 737NG and 14 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMAX, the most spacious economy class seating in India and perhaps the world, at an additional fee option.

About Hahn Air:

Hahn Air is a German scheduled airline founded in 1994 and has specialised in distribution services for other airlines since 1999. As the world's largest company of its kind, Hahn Air covers 190 markets and cooperates with more than 300 air, rail and shuttle partners and over 95,000 travel agencies. Its network of HR Ticketing Centres includes 5,000 agencies worldwide that receive additional benefits. Hahn Air’s services are exclusive to transportation partners and travel agents and are not offered directly to air travellers.

Every year millions of passengers travel between 4,000 airports using Hahn Air tickets. Hahn Air is the first and only airline worldwide that offers free and comprehensive insolvency insurance coverage for all of its partners’ transport services.

Although not well known among the general public, Hahn Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and a globally connected stakeholder playing a leading role in the airline industry.

Hahn Air is 100% owned by the Hahn Air Group, an international corporation based in Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany. The Group, which has offices around the world, including Minneapolis, Montevideo, Paris, Casablanca, Johannesburg, New Delhi and Manila, achieves an annual global turnover of approximately 1 billion USD.


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