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Flydubai announces second Air Travel Hackathon with tech startup HackMania.

Dubai-based flydubai today announced its second Air Travel Hackathon in association with Hyderabad-based tech startup HackMania. The Hackathon, which is supported by the E-Cell of IIIT-Hyderabad, will be held at the IIIT campus in Hyderabad. In addition, flydubai will for the first time organise a boot camp webinar prior to the Hackathon to provide young developers with information about airline technology.

The Hackathon will focus on developing products for enhancing air travel and customer experience. The applicants will be selected based on their knowledge of the coding language and their past experience of participating in a Hackathon, Ramesh Venkat, Chief Information Officer at flydubai, said.

The boot camp webinar will be held March 13. The Hackathon will start at 09:00 (IST) on Saturday March 25 and will end at 16:00 (IST) on March 26 and will be held at the same venue. Developers can register by  March 22 on Hackerbay.co and those who are shortlisted to participate in the Hackathon will be notified by SMS and email.

flydubai currently operates five flights a week to Hyderabad from Dubai in addition to flights to seven more destinations in India including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram. The airline operates a single type fleet of 58 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It has built a network of more than 90 destinations served by more than 1,700 flights a week operating out of Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).  (NSS)