Flight Delay Prediction Challenge
Predict airline delays for Tunisian aviation company, Tunisair
Prize
Knowledge
Time
Active
Participants
271 active · 1027 enrolled
Helping
Tunisia
Intermediate
Prediction
Transportation
Description

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

Evaluation

The metric used for this challenge is Root Mean Square Error.

Then the submission file should be as follows:

id          target 
test_id_0   2470
test_id_1   30

This means that the flight happening at date (mapping to test_id_1) for the flight number (mapping to test_id_1) will be late with 30 minutes.

Prizes

This is a learning competition. Aside from knowledge, there are no prizes for this competition.

You will receive 25 points for your first submission and 50 points for your first non-sample submission. You can read more about Zindi points here.

Timeline

As this is a knowledge competition it will not close.

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Rules

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This challenge is open to all and not restricted to any country.

Teams and collaboration

You may participate in this competition as an individual or in a team of up to four people. When creating a team, the team must have a total submission count less than or equal to the maximum allowable submissions as of the formation date. A team will be allowed the maximum number of submissions for the competition, minus the highest number of submissions among team members at team formation.

Multiple accounts per user are not permitted, and neither is collaboration or membership across multiple teams. Individuals and their submissions originating from multiple accounts will be disqualified.

Code must not be shared privately outside of a team. Any code that is shared, must be made available to all competition participants through the platform. (i.e. on the discussion boards).

Datasets and packages

The solution must use publicly-available, open-source packages only. Your models should not use any of the metadata provided.

You may use only the datasets provided for this competition. Automated machine learning tools such as automl are not permitted.

If the challenge is a computer vision challenge, image metadata (Image size, aspect ratio, pixel count, etc) may not be used in your submission.

You may use pretrained models as long as they are openly available to everyone.

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Your solution must not infringe the rights of any third party.

Submissions and winning

You may make a maximum of 10 submissions per day.

Note that to count, your submission must first pass processing. If your submission fails during the processing step, it will not be counted and not receive a score; nor will it count against your daily submission limit. If you encounter problems with your submission file, your best course of action is to ask for advice on the Competition’s discussion forum.

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