90% of airports to support WiFi in 2 years
90% of airports plan to increase or keep the same IT budgets for 2006. In 2004, IT and telecommunications spending accounted for 4.1% of airports total revenue and 4.6% for 2005, which equates to a $2.5 bln investment at airports in 2005. Only 6% will have RFID technology deployed by the end of 2006. 33% of airports say they have no plans to implement RFID for baggage management, while 47% of airports surveyed have no plans to deploy RFID for cargo operations.