HitchHiker “Direct Connect” certified for Lufthansa Group

In August 2015, the German software house HitchHiker completed its pilot project for “Direct Connect Access” to scheduled carriers. Later on that year HitchHiker was officially appointed technology partner of the Lufthansa Group relating to “Direct Connect Access”.

To date, the complete booking function including ticketing for Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines and Brussels Airlines was implemented and certified. The LH Group carriers API joins a growing list of major airline APIs supported by HitchHiker, such as American Airlines.

Like all 120 low cost and regional airlines directly connected to the HitchHiker Flight API, ”Direct Connect“ flights can be displayed transparently and combined dynamically with flights from other sources (such as the GDS).

Further functions such as fare quotes for quality control, queueing of PNRs as well as the cancellation of bookings and tickets are also supported for the new interfaces.

In support of airline merchandising strategies HitchHiker will be enhancing the capabilities with further Ancillary and Auxiliary Services as well as Branded Fares in the upcoming months.

For more information or if you have any questions, the HitchHiker Team will be present during the ITB in Berlin at stand #124 / Hall 5.1 and the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai at stand #TT1212.