Flight Delay Prediction Challenge
Predict airline delays for Tunisian aviation company, Tunisair
728 data scientists enrolled, 227 on the leaderboard
20 September 2019

This challenge was designed specifically for the AI Tunisia Hack 2019, which takes place from 20 to 22 September. Welcome to the AI Tunisia Hack participants!

After AI Hack Tunisia, this competition will be re-opened as a Knowledge Challenge to allow others in the Zindi community to learn and test their skills.

Flight delays not only irritate air passengers and disrupt their schedules but also cause :

  • a decrease in efficiency
  • an increase in capital costs, reallocation of flight crews and aircraft
  • an additional crew expenses

As a result, on an aggregate basis, an airline's record of flight delays may have a negative impact on passenger demand.

This competition aims to predict the estimated duration of flight delays per flight

This solution proposes to build a flight delay predictive model using Machine Learning techniques. The accurate prediction of flight delays will help all players in the air travel ecosystem to set up effective action plans to reduce the impact of the delays and avoid loss of time, capital and resources.

About Tunisair (tunisair.com)

Tunisair is the flag carrier airline of Tunisia. Formed in 1948, it operates scheduled international services to four continents. Its main base is Tunis–Carthage International Airport. The airline's head office is in Tunis, near Tunis Airport. Tunisair is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization

About InstaDeep (instadeep.com)

InstaDeep delivers AI-powered decision-making systems for the Enterprise. With expertise in both machine intelligence research and concrete business deployments, we provide a competitive advantage to our customers in an AI-first world. As one of the leading AI companies in Africa, InstaDeep knows first-hand what African talent is truly capable of.

InstaDeep has more than 70 employees spread across its headquarters in London, and offices in Paris, Tunis, Nairobi and Lagos. In addition to its connections to African educational institutions, the company also possesses strong ties to elite French schools and top rated universities in the UK.

About AI Hack Tunisia (ai-hack-tunisia.com)

The AI Hack Tunisia 2019 is the biggest ML/AI Hackathon ever in Tunisia, Africa, and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. It takes place on 20-22 September. The event is a double hackathon: the first part is an individual Machine Learning Challenge, and the second part is a group competition focused on a specific technology.

With mentors, judges, and competitors from all over the world, it’s going to be a blast!