Investment in technology at Chinese airports continues to surge amid rising air travel demand, according to SITA.
Its 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China report surveyed 70% of airports and 64% of airlines from mainland China. The report found that 94% of airlines and airports are planning major cyber-security programmes or research and development schemes over the next three years. Airports are forecast to spend 18% of their IT budget on cyber security in 2018, while airlines are forecast to spend 7% of theirs.
Baggage management software is another important area of investment for Chinese airports and airlines. By 2019 all the carriers surveyed plan to comply with IATA Resolution 753 for end-to-end baggage tracking across more than 50% of their route network.
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