Airport Operations Market 2023: Business Outlook, Growth Strategy 2032

Airport Operations Market
Airport Operations Market

The Future of Airport Operations: How Technology is Transforming the Industry

Market Research Future Insights:

According to MRFR analysis, the global airport operations market is expected to register a CAGR of ~25.40% from 2022 to 2032 and hold a value of over USD 25.3041 billion by 2032.

The airport operations market encompasses a wide range of services and activities involved in the management and functioning of airports. It includes airport management, passenger handling, baggage handling, security, ground handling, aircraft maintenance, and other ancillary services. These services are crucial for ensuring safe, efficient, and smooth operations at airports.

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Key Players:

Some of the market key players are,

  • Collins Aerospace (US)
  • FLIR Systems Inc. (US)
  • Fluke Corporation (US)
  • Daifuku Co. Ltd. (Japan)
  • Amadeus IT Group SA (Spain)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the airport operations market worldwide. The global aviation industry faced unprecedented challenges as travel restrictions, lockdown measures, and reduced passenger demand disrupted air travel. The impact of COVID-19 on the airport operations market has been significant. One major impact has been the decline in passenger traffic. With travel restrictions and reduced consumer confidence, there has been a sharp decrease in air travel demand. This has resulted in airlines reducing their flight schedules and grounding aircraft, leading to lower passenger traffic at airports.

Regional Analysis:

North America has a well-developed aviation industry with major airports and hubs. The region has experienced a significant impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to reduced passenger traffic and financial losses for airports. Europe is home to some of the busiest airports globally. The region has faced challenges due to travel restrictions and reduced passenger demand during the pandemic. Airports in Europe have implemented strict health and safety measures to protect passengers and staff. The recovery of the market is influenced by the progress of vaccination campaigns and the gradual easing of travel restrictions. The Asia Pacific region has witnessed rapid growth in air travel in recent years. However, the pandemic has severely impacted the market, particularly with travel restrictions affecting major travel hubs. Many airports in the region have implemented innovative technologies and safety protocols to ensure a safe travel environment.  The airport operations market in the Middle East and Africa region has also been affected by the pandemic. The region is known for its major airline hubs and connecting flights. The Latin American region has faced significant challenges in the airport operations market due to the pandemic. Reduced passenger traffic and financial losses have impacted airports in the region. The recovery is dependent on factors such as the control of the virus, vaccination efforts, and government support.

Market Segmentation:

The airport operations market is segmented based on airport class, operation, platform, and airport category.

By airport class:

The market is segmented into Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D airports. Class A airports are the largest and busiest airports, while Class D airports are the smallest and least busy.

By operation:

The market is segmented into airside operations, landside operations, financial operations, and information management. Airside operations include air traffic management, aircraft landing & navigation, runway management, and ground handling safety. Landside operations include passenger screening, baggage handling, catering, and retail. Financial operations include revenue management, billing, and accounting. Information management includes IT infrastructure, data analytics, and decision support systems.

By platform:

The market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. Hardware includes communication systems, security systems, and baggage handling systems. Software includes airport management systems, passenger information systems, and revenue management systems. Services include consulting, training, and maintenance.

By airport category:

The market is segmented into civil airports and military airports. Civil airports are used for commercial flights, while military airports are used for military flights.

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Airport Operations Industry Developments:

January 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) releases its annual World Airport Traffic Forecast, predicting that global passenger traffic will reach 8.8 billion by 2030.

February 2023: The Airports Council International (ACI) releases its annual Airport Economics Report, finding that the global airport industry generated $850 billion in economic activity in 2022.

March 2023: The U.S. Department of Transportation releases its annual Airport Capacity Report, finding that the United States’ airports are operating at 90% of their capacity.

April 2023: The European Airports Association (EASA) releases its annual Airport Performance Report, finding that European airports handled 200 million passengers in the first quarter of 2023.

May 2023: The Airports Council International Asia-Pacific (ACI Asia-Pacific) releases its annual Airport Economics Report, finding that the Asia-Pacific airport industry generated $350 billion in economic activity in 2022.

June 2023: The World Economic Forum releases its annual Global Competitiveness Report, finding that the airport industry is one of the most competitive industries in the world.

These are just a few of the many airport operations industry developments that have taken place in 2023. The industry is constantly evolving, and it will be interesting to see what new developments take place in the coming months and years.

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