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Wed, 4 November 2015

Around 500 Developers Expected to Take Part in Future of Travel Hackathon

Finnair, Finavias Helsinki Airport and Reaktor are organising a Future of Travel Hackathon event, giving developers the task of developing new services for airline passengers.

The Hackathon is an open innovation event where teams of five have 48 hours to develop new ideas and digital innovations based on open data and system interfaces (APIs).

The team that creates the best user experience will be declared the winners, with the prospect of further developing their idea with the support from Finnair, Finavia and Reaktor Ventures.

Around 500 developers are expected to take part with over one hundred joining the Air Travel track.

"For Finavia and Helsinki Airport to be successful in the international competition, it is important that the airport experience is excellent. Our goal is to develop totally new services for air travel, which utilise personalisation and positioning, for example. Attending the unique hackathon shows the forerunner attitude we are known by," said Heikki Koski, Helsinki Airport's Vice President at Finavia.

The "Future of Travel" Hackathon will be held on November 6-8 at Suvilahti in Helsinki. 

Finnair, Helsinki, Travel Trends, Beacons, SITA

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