Airport modernization imperative in India

By Marc Castro

Oct 13, 2013 05:51 AM EDT

According to the study conducted by the aviation consultancy firm CAPA in partnership woth aviation IT solutions provider SITA, special provisions such as WiFi inflight, use of mobile devices, self-check in areas, biometrics and e-Passports should be implented in the new airports in India. 

The study indicated, "Indian aviation aviation has experienced a very challenging couple of years. As budgets have tightened, one of the repercussions has been a slowdown in the deployment of new technologies. And yet now more than ever, technology has the potential to deliver to the bottom-line of airlines and airports."

The research is entitled 'Transforming the Passenger Experience: Information Technology in Indian Aviation in 2015'. It said that nearly USD10 billion was invested in airport upgrades and modernization projects between 2005 and 2012.

The study further added, "As a result, by the end of the year new terminals will have been inaugurated at all six metro airports representing a significant milestone in the airport modernization programme."

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