Geneva - September 2018
The 9th edition of IATA Hackathon took place at IATA’s home – Geneva, Switzerland 15th September, 2018. This Hackathon focusing on NDC and OneRecord initiatives had dearly 100 developers coming from 27 different countries worked around the clock in order to present their projects with the support of industry experts and mentors.
There were two main themes:
- Reduce passenger stress (using at least one NDC APIs)
- Enhance the Air Cargo journey Experience (using OneRecord API)
APIs available at the event
NDC APIs: SunExpress, Blue Paronama, JinAir
Travel APIs: SITA, Kempinski hotel, FlightGlobal, LinkedIn, Geneva Airport, tpg, SBB CFF FFS
Cargo APIs/Sources: OneRecord, FlightGlobal
Host Airline: Lufthansa Group
Gold Sponsors: Geneva Airport, IBS Software, TIBCO, Unysis, PayCargo, Air Canada Cargo
Supporting Organization: Geneva Convention Bureau, Softweb, The United Nations
For Corporates: NDC Prize and Blockchain Prize (presentation at IATA event)
For Non-Corporates: NDC Prize (USD 5,000 + incubation), Blockchain Prize (USD 5,000 + incubation), Developer Prize (best coding – USD 2,000 + incubation) and Ready to Take off Prize (incubation only)
Freelane has created an app to reduce stress and optimize time for busy travelers. Among other benefits, it gives directions when you’re lost, provides public transport schedules to airports, and in case of unexpected events, in real-time rearranges your agenda according to your preferred options. In addition to intelligent schedule, travellers get personalised access to airline ancillaries as well as to other products/services complementary to NDC, which enables them to enjoy a stressless, door-to-door journey.
FLYLA authenticates students in real-time and is able to match unused capacity from airlines with the interest and availability from students. A win-win situation for the student with discounted fares and the airline with higher sales.