Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is organizing its first Hackathon initiative in exploring the future of traveler experiences for Malaysia Airlines passengers. The Hackathon is part of the innovation initiative organized by Group IT division in MAB.

Be part of the Malaysia Airlines Hackathon 2017! Take the 27 hour Challenge! Show us how technology can contribute in improving the traveler’s experience for the Malaysia's national carrier!


Innovate Traveler’s Experience is the main focus area.
We will be adding more information very soon, offering guidance and resources. Keep on checking this space.


Pre Hack Day
Friday 10th February 2017

05.00 PM   Registration
06.30 PM   Opening and Welcoming / Hackathon Intro
06.45 PM   Idea presentation
07.00 PM   API Introduction
07.30 PM   Q&A Session
07.45 PM   Short break / Refreshment / Team Formation
08.45 PM   Pitching
10.15 PM   Ideator deliberation
10.45 PM   Final Team Announcement
11.00 PM   End
Hackathon Day 1
Saturday 18th February 2017

08.00 AM   Registration + Breakfast & Networking
10.00 AM   Opening Ceremony
11.00 AM   Refreshment
11.45 AM   Meet and Greet with hacking team
12.00 PM   Coding Starts
12.30 PM   Lunch
02.00 PM   Workshop 1
03.00 PM   Workshop 2
04.00 PM   Tea Break
07.00 PM   Dinner
09.00 PM   Pitching Workshop
11.00 PM   Supper
11.30 PM   Continue Coding
Hackathon Day 2
Sunday 19th February 2017

07.30 AM   Breakfast
08.00 AM   Continue Coding
12.00 PM   Lunch
01.00 PM   Hacking Finishes
02.30 PM   Final Presentations / Demos
04.30 PM   Tea Break
04.45 PM   Jury Deliberation
05.15 PM   Winner Announcement
06.00 PM   Fun Time! / Closing


Malaysia Airlines Academy. 13, Jalan SS 7/2, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


  • The participants need to form a team of 3 to 4 individuals aged 18 and above.
  • The participating teams will be required to be onsite throughout the 2 days hackathon
  • Choose a good idea to build something awesome. Have fun!

Judging Criteria

  • 15% – User Interface / Experience
  • 25% – Innovation
  • 25% – Impact / Potential / Sustainability
  • 25% – Resources Sharing / Collaboration
  • 10% – Overall Quality



We will be giving the API keys and details to the selected participants on the PreHack day (10th Feb 2017).
The MAB APIs that we aim to provide are listed below:

APIDescription of API
MAB Contact InfoThis API provides a list of contact information for MAB
Lounge InfoThis API provides a list and features of the MAB lounges
InFlight Entertainment (IFE) InfoThis API provides a list of available offerings from MAB’s inflight entertainment programme
Meal InfoThis API provides details of meals available on flights
CitiesThis API provides details of city pairs to be used for selecting flights
Flight StatusThis API provides the flight status for a particular flight
Customer This API provides customer-related information
ReservationsThis API provides details of a customer’s booking

*Note : these APIs are provided to be used for the purposes of the Hackathon only and do not necessarily reflect what is currently available in MAB’s production environment. Some of the data will be simulated.
There are also third party APIs that are publically available that hackers may wish to consider using to demonstrate their solutions. Some of these include for example:

  • Uber APIs : for booking ground transportation
  • PayPal APIs : for simulating payment
  • Amadeus Sandbox APIs (https://sandbox.amadeus.com)
    • Flight Low-Fare Search
    • Nearest Relevant Airport
    • Location Information
    • Hotel Airport Search



Grand Prize

RM20K cash & Economy Tickets to London (return)

2nd Prize

RM15K cash & Economy Tickets to Sydney (return)

3rd Prize

RM10K cash & Economy Tickets to Seoul (return)

    The winners will receive :
  • Exclusive entry to National Big App Challenge 4.0, a Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) initiative.
  • 3 months incubation program in MAB Innovation Lab


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