Chinese airports prioritize cybersecurity for technology investment


Airports and airlines in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers, with cybersecurity proving to be top of the agenda for both.

The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13% to more than one billion over the past year, airports are increasing their investment in IT from 5.6% of revenues in 2017 to 7.5% in 2018, higher than the global average of 5.69%.

A huge 94% of airlines and airports are planning major cybersecurity programs or R&D over the next three years. During 2018, airlines plan to spend 7% of their IT budget on cybersecurity while airports are forecast to spend 18% of theirs.

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Source:Passenger Terminal Today