The Small Heavyweight

Hahn Air operates just three small business jets and offers only twiceweekly scheduled services, yet has sold more than 30 million tickets. Airliner World’s James Ronayne explains how.

Despite its small size, Hahn Air plays a big part in the commercial aviation industry.
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Despite offering only two scheduled services a week, the carrier is considered an industry heavyweight

Hahn Air’s diminutive size is deceptive. The company, headquartered in Dreieich, near Frankfurt, employs 300 people and has only three aircraft, the largest of which seats just eight passengers. Despite offering only two scheduled services a week, the carrier is considered an industry heavyweight. That’s because flight operations account for just a small part of its business. Its primary activity is ticketing, enabling airlines to sell their flights to a global audience.

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