IATA AIR Hackathon 2019 in Frankfurt
This weekend 12 - 13 October 2019, 2e Systems supported Hahn Air as an API provider at the IATA AIR Hackathon in Frankfurt. Our 2e team, Product Manager Javier Martos (pictured middle left) and Software Analyst Ahmed Alsarie (middle right), attended the successful event together with Hahn Air’s Head of NDC Christopher Allison (left) and NDC Integration Manager Vicente Zepeda Cabral (right).
During the Hackathon, developers from around the world were asked to build solutions to enhance airlines’ retailing capabilities. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) initiative, called AIR - Airline Industry Retailing (NDC) is gaining more traction in the industry as airlines aim to achieve improvement of their distribution of products and services.
The teams could pick from 2 challenges, “Carbon Offset” and “Leisure Travel”, by using at least one of the Application Programming Interfaces (API) available at the event. Hahn Air’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) APIs powered by 2e Systems was the 3rd most used API Gateway from the “NDC API” category and we are pleased that our APIs were used by the team "App in the air” who won in the category the “NDC Leisure Prize for Corporates”. Congratulations to all the winners!