The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is getting 2,500 iPads for travelers to use at restaurants and gates.
MSP is one of three airports, along with New York-LaGuardia and Toronto-Pearson, that will get a share of 7,000 iPads deployed by restaurateur OTG. The iPads will start showing up sometime in the next 18 months.
"We believe this to be the largest deployment of consumer-facing iPads in the world, and for us, it's just the beginning," said OTG CEO Rick Blatstein. "We have plans to roll out thousands of additional iPads at other airports around the United States and the world. Technology is an important complement to the customer service experience."
iPads at airport restaurants will allow travelers to order directly from the tablet and have food delivered within 15 minutes.
Travelers will also be able to access the internet, email and other pre-loaded applications from the airport iPads. Personal information will be securely removed when the home button is pressed.