#HackTravelLabs - Ryanair Hackathon




Thanks to all Participants!


#HackTravelLabs - Ryanair Hackathon

Challenge outline

We are offering hackers the freedom to work with Ryanair’s API’s to develop game changing ideas within all areas of the travel industry.
Whether it is a new tool for pilots or a new product for our website, all ideas are welcome!

We realise we aren’t the only people with good ideas and we want to collaborate with digital entrepreneurs from across Europe to build the next generation of digital travel products for our customer!

Remember, it doesn't matter whether you are specialist in working with API or not, your idea is the most valuable!

The winning team will get the opportunity to have their idea featured on the worlds most visited airline website or potentially support our operations that has over 2,000 flights a day as well as the chance to win flights to a destination of your choice.

About Ryanair

Ryanair is Europe’s Number 1 airline, carrying over 131m customers p.a. on more than 2,000 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting over 205 destinations in 33 countries on a fleet of 430 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 240 Boeing 737’s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m customers p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 13,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 32-year safety record.

In 2017, Ryanair became the first European airline to have carried over 1 billion customers.


Ryanair API:  Bonus points will be awarded for using the Ryanair APIs for your project. You can access these via the Ryanair portal.
Docs, Support: The developer portal preview is available here.      
See the API Section for information and relevant API Gateway endpoints.
Listen to the podcast about Ryanair Hackathon. 

If any developers need access to specific datasets for the hackathon please contact us in advance and we will do our best to provide it.

Please be advised to bring your own laptop or any other device necessary to complete your project during the hackathon. 

No team?

No problem!
If you are interested in participating but don’t have an idea you will be assigned to a team or can assist on the day.

Wondering what topic can you focus on in your project?

Check our presentation and find something for yourself! 


  1. Ryanair tickets 8 000 PLN

    for all members of winning team

    • Fly to any of our fabulous destinations! - Flights to a value of 8 000 PLN
  2. Recognition Be famous!

    • Idea featured on the world's most visited airline website!


Day 1:
Sat, May 12th

9:30 am
Registration and team setup
10:00 am
Team formation and 5 minutes presentation of ideas
1:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
Office closed

Day 2:
Sun, May 13th

10:00 am
Office reopens
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
Submit entries
2:30 pm
5 -10 minutes presentations from each group
4:00 pm
Presentation of prize to winning individual/group

Steps to win #HackTravelLabs

  1. Assemble your team (2-5 people) or Apply solo
  2. Register to the challenge and fill the application form
  3. Let's meet on May 12-13! Come up with great idea
  4. Create an outstanding solution
  5. The prize are flights to destination of your choice for all winning team members
  6. Finalists will be announced after the Ryanair Hackathon

Judging criteria

Projects and solutions created within #HackTravelLabs - Ryanair Hakcathon will be evaluated according to following criteria:

Includes creativity and uniqueness of the idea
Includes the extent to which the Project is polished and visually appealing
Effective Use of the Ryanair API
Includes the extent to which the Project utilizes the Ryanair API
Utility and Impact
Includes the uniqueness of the integration and the extent to which the Project impacts Ryanair clients
The relevancy to the main theme
Shows how closely connected is the project to the main topic

Get inspired!

Check out some examples below to help you in your creative process and get you inspired. We’re excited to see what you build!

  • Mobile app

    • App that suggests travel destinations based on social media profiles.
    • An in-flight entertainment to mobile solution where travellers can buy inflight and destination experiences.
  • Chatbot

    • Chatbot that humanizes the business-travel experience by interacting with travelers over existing messaging platforms.
    • A chatbot for collaborative group destination discovery and trip booking.
  • Service

    • A trusted premium service for parents to fly their kids alone safely.
  • Platform

    • An end-to-end security luggage transfer platform powered by blockchain.
  • Game

    • Aviation-themed games for kids in transit.


If you have any questions or queries you can contact us directly on wodzinskam@ryanair.com
Follow us on twitter @Ryanairlabs and look forward more news!

Where and when

Travel Labs Poland
ul. Świętego Mikołaja 19 Wroclaw,
May 12-13, 2018

Partners and sponsors

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Contact us

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  • Ryanair


  • ChallengeRocket

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Get in touch!

Do you have any questions regarding this challenge? Contact us!

iwona@challengerocket.com +48 790 226 530