gatwick airport shares in first ever airport hackathon to develop passenger apps
By Paul Skeldon

Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.

Gatwick will share flight and waiting time data with the developers to help them with the challenge, alongside six other airports including: Schiphol (organisers of the initiative) Stockholm, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Copenhagen.

The ‘{re}coding’ event, which is taking place in Berlin from 16 – 18 June, is the first time so many international airports have joined forces to collaborate and share data to improve the passengers’ experience by for example, managing passenger flows more efficiently, as well as preventing delays and inconvenience to passengers.

The hackathon will be divided…