Germany-based Hahn Air and Winding Tree have partnered to fly
passengers using blockchain-powered tickets – the first such use case for Winding
Tree’s open-source travel distribution platform.
Using those tickets on the flight Monday from Dusseldorf to
Luxembourg were Winding Tree founder Maksim Izmaylov, Winding Tree CIO David
Montali and Hahn Air head of sales engineering Frederick Nowotny.
Hahn Air says Winding Tree’s platform enables it to list
inventory, manage the reservation request and receive payments via cash, credit
card or cryptocurrency (Winding Tree’s LIF token or Ether).
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“We at Hahn Air are constantly exploring new technologies and we
are proud to now demonstrate our technical capability to issue
blockchain-powered Hahn Air tickets,” Nowotny says.
The partners say blockchain has many benefits such as enabling airlines,
travel companies and distribution systems to directly connect and transact
without the need for intermediaries. Transactions on a blockchain are also
In addition to Hahn Air, Winding Tree is working with Lufthansa
Group, Air Canada and Air New Zealand on the application of blockchain