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NEWS Monday, 31 October 2011 |

Airports spend $3.1bn on IT

The world’s gateways spent around $3.1 billion on information technology and telecommunications in 2010 – a healthy 20% rise the previous year, according to the latest SITA Airport IT survey.

NEWS Tuesday, 04 October 2011 |

Smartphone use increasing at airports – SITA

The number of smartphones carried by airline passengers has doubled over the last year making them an important tool for both travellers and airports, according to a new SITA survey.
NEWS Thursday, 29 September 2011 |

Ghana Airports Company to spend $15m on IT systems

The government of Ghana is investing $15 million in upgrading the baggage and passenger check in systems at Kotoka International Airport.

NEWS Wednesday, 31 August 2011 |

Taiwan Taoyuan Airport invests in self-service

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has teamed up with SITA to install 52 new common use self-service (CUSS) kiosks across the gateway.

NEWS Thursday, 23 June 2011 |

Airlines to invest $20 billion on IT in 2011

The world’s airlines are ready to spend big on passenger mobile services and other transformative technology, according to results published today in the 13th annual Airline IT Trends Survey.

IT Saturday, 14 November 2009 |

Everyone's a winner

IT outsourcing delivers a win-win-win situation for airports, airlines and the travelling public, writes Bob Kwik.

SAFETY & SECURITY Sunday, 13 December 2009 |

Every which way but lose

Yemmi Agbebi reflects on the impact biometric technology at airports is having on passenger facilitation, access control for staff and border security.

WBP NEWS Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |

SITA joins BAA IT consortium

SITA today announced that it has joined the consortium led by Capgemini UK plc to provide core IT services to all six BAA-owned UK airports, including London Heathrow, in a €120 million outsourcing deal.

NEWS Wednesday, 06 April 2011 |

SITA launches ‘community cloud’ for Air Transport Industry


SITA, the air transport IT specialist, has announced plans to build a ‘community cloud’ for the air transport industry in an attempt to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

NEWS Wednesday, 30 March 2011 |

SITA launches iPhone application to guide passengers through airport


SITA, in conjunction with Copenhagen Airport, has launched the world’s first indoor augmented reality application to guide passengers around the airport using their iPhones.

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