Citilink takes shortcut to GDS sales

JAKARTA, 27 September 2017: Hahn Air Systems announced that it has signed a sales and distribution agreement with the Indonesian low-cost airline, Citilink Indonesia.

The agreement with the global consolidation service that connects air, rail and shuttle partners to all major global distribution systems (GDSs) enables Citilink Indonesia to offer its flights to travel agencies worldwide.

The flights will be available in all major GDSs under the reservation code H1 without the airline needing to have its own direct GDS interface.

From left to right: Capt. Arry Kalzaman, COO, Mr. Juliandra Nurtjahjo, President & CEO, also as Acting CFO, and Mr. Andy Adrian, CCO.

Citilink Indonesia, a low-cost-carrier subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, is the latest airline to join Hahn Air Systems’ H1-Air partner network, which has a customer portfolio of more than 70 partners.

Based at Soekarno Hatta Airport (CGK) in Jakarta, Citilink Indonesia offers 244 daily flights to 31 destinations including Surabaya (SUB), Batam (BTH), Bandung (BDO), Banjarmasin (BDJ), Denpasar (DPS), Balikpapan (BPN), Yogyakarta (JOG) and Medan (KNO).

“Citilink Indonesia is a major player in the Indonesian low-cost segment and a great addition to our network”, said Hahn Air Systems head, Alexander Proschka. “We are delighted to support them in growing their global footprint and in penetrating untapped markets, as well as and ultimately providing them incremental revenue.”

By using the H1-Air product, airlines with limited, or no GDS connection of their own, are able to outsource indirect distribution to Hahn Air Systems. Using the standard GDS ticketing process, over 100,000 travel agents in more than 190 markets can issue the services of these carriers under the code H1 on the Hahn Air HR-169 document.

Launched in 2012, Hahn Air Systems’ product H1-Air enables airlines that have only limited or no GDS connections of their own to be bookable under the reservation code H1 by over 100,000 travel agencies in 190 markets.