Smart Airports : Airports installing iPads for travelers

January 13, 2015 By Airline Ticket Centre

Feel bored, exhausted and uninspired while waiting for unless hours for your connecting flights at airports? Well your next waiting experience might not be as boring. According to a news published in New York Times, some airports in North America are installing hundreds of iPads to be used by its travelers waiting for their next connecting flights.

As per the news, “In November, OTG, a company that designs, builds and operates airport dining outlets, began installing 1,500 iPads in eating and waiting areas at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C. Part of a $120 million upgrade to the terminal, some 6,000 iPads will be in place by the middle of next year.”

The iPad are installed to enhance the travel experience where travelers waiting for their connecting flights can use free wi-fi on these iPads to surf order food, play online games or surf the Internet.

Further planning in the direction includes the ability of ordering food or reading material like magazines before-hand and have it delivered to passengers at the gate after they clear the security check.

To date, OTG has installed iPads in 80% of the gate area at terminals C and D of terminals C and D of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, concourse G at Minneapolis Airport, and the Fetta Panini Bar and Heirloom Bakery Café in terminals 1 at Toronto Pearson Airport.

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