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)

Winners of incubation phase


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.

Team Members: Céline Tobler, Nicolas Fete




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.

Team Members: Frederic Lapatschek, Fabian Höhne, Justina Hyunjii Cho, Ewelina Gromada




Click here to see all hackathon winners!