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Airport Information Systems Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//6208-CR | 123 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| April 2019

The complexity of contemporary air travel, technological advances, and rising passenger expectations are changing the airport information systems business. As airports worldwide improve efficiency, security, and passenger experience, innovative information systems are in demand. Airports must use digital technologies to simplify operations, which drives market dynamics. Technology in airport information systems includes passenger processing, luggage handling, and security. These systems coordinate airport operations including check-in, boarding, luggage tracking, and security inspections.
Rapid technological change drives the airport information systems industry. Airports are transforming using cloud computing, AI, and the IoT to improve operational efficiency and passenger experiences. Cloud technologies help airports to quickly adjust to changing situations due to their flexibility, scalability, and real-time data access. Predictive analytics using AI and IoT help airports avoid delays and security risks. The market is always pushing for novel technology that may change how airports function and service passengers.
The airport information systems industry is driven by rising air traffic and passenger expectations. Airports must effectively handle more passengers while providing a smooth and comfortable ride. Airport information systems are including passenger processing technologies like check-in kiosks, self-service luggage drops, and biometric verification. These solutions speed up passenger travel, reduce lines, and improve satisfaction. Thus, airports are investing in solutions to meet rising air travel demand while maintaining good service standards.
Airport information system market dynamics are driven by security. Airports must constantly improve security and follow strict laws. To protect passengers and airport infrastructure, airport information systems increasingly include biometric identification, video surveillance, and danger detection technology. Thus, airports' need to adapt to new security risks and meet international aviation security requirements affects market dynamics.
Airport information system market dynamics depend on interconnectivity and interoperability. As complex ecosystems, airports include airlines, ground handlers, and government organizations. Airport efficiency requires seamless communication and data exchange between various institutions. Standardized and integrated information solutions that enable airport ecosystem cooperation and data interchange are being promoted in the market.
Established and rising technology suppliers compete in the airport information systems industry. Companies often use strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions to extend their product lines and geographic reach. Technological skills and the capacity to provide complete solutions for airports of all sizes stimulate competitiveness.
North American economies' superior aviation infrastructure and consumer awareness have shaped global aviation. However, with many technical advances, Asia Pacific is becoming a major aviation player. This business is boosted by regional customers' greater purchasing power. Rapid industrial development and commercialization have raised consumer disposable income, causing this financial growth.
In conclusion, technology advances, passenger expectations, security imperatives, and interconnectedness impact airport information system market dynamics. Innovative and integrated information systems are in demand as airports improve operational efficiency and customer experience. Airport information systems stakeholders must manage these dynamic elements to offer solutions that satisfy the aviation industry's changing demands and enhance airport services globally.

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Global Airport Information Systems Market Overview


Airport Information Systems Market Size was valued at USD 4.3 Billion in 2023. The Airport Information Systems Market industry is projected to grow from USD 4.61261 Billion in 2024 to USD 7.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.61% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased air traffic and the need for real-time data for passengers, as well as the expanding use of passenger mobile applications are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Airport Information Systems Market


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Airport Information Systems Market Trends



  • Increased air traffic and the demand for real-time data for passengers will drive market growth


Market CAGR for airport information systems is being driven by the increased air traffic and the demand for real-time data for passengers. Rising air traffic and a growing demand for real-time data exchange among passengers are the primary drivers driving the market's expansion. Furthermore, increasing airport expansion projects and airport infrastructure upgrading boost market growth. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that the number of passengers will more than quadruple to 8.2 billion by 2037. According to the IATA estimate, China will get 1 billion new passengers over the next 20 years, while the United States will gain 481 million. Thus, as the number of air travellers increases, so does the number of airports, creating a demand for Airport Information Systems.


Despite the fact that the pandemic had a severe influence on worldwide passenger traffic, the number of scheduled passengers handled by the airline industry had risen in the previous decade. The fundamental motivator for airports to invest in new and improved airport information systems has been this. Several airports throughout the world have invested in developing new information and airport management systems to improve the travel experience for customers. Airports are also developing agile technologies to predict capacity demand, improve passenger travel experience, increase operational process efficiency, boost staff productivity, and assure safety and security. New technologies and passenger check-in processes are being adopted in airports around the world to make air travel more convenient for new passengers. As an example, Perth Airport built new self-service kiosks and bag drop units in October 2022, and stated that it would begin testing biometric passenger processing, with a Singapore Airlines flight being the first to begin the process. Expansion of existing airports expands the market as well.


The airport information system industry is being driven by the increasing deployment of passenger mobile applications. It uses Bluetooth to activate or trigger the display of information on smartphones and tablets that is pertinent to the passenger's individual location and environment.  


For instance, Cork Airport has partnered with the cutting-edge flight tracking provider Flightradar24 to deliver real-time flight tracking through its airport app. The novel feature allows airport passengers to access extensive information on departing and incoming flights at the airport by clicking on an aircraft on the in-app map. Users can learn about an aircraft's route, type, speed, altitude, distance travelled, and total distance to the destination.


Airport Information Systems Market Segment Insights


Airport Information Systems By Application Insights


The Airport Information Systems Market segmentation, based on Application includes finance & operations, maintenance, ground handling, security and others. The security segment is one of the fastest growing segments of the Airport Information Systems Market, as airports throughout the world invest in new technology to increase security and avoid potential threats. These technologies, which range from advanced screening systems to biometric identification technologies, are vital for maintaining the safety and security of passengers and airport workers.


Airport Information Systems By System Insights


The Airport Information Systems Market segmentation, based on System, includes airport operation control centre, departure control system. In 2022, the airport operational control centre sector holds the largest market share. The growing demand for increased airport operating efficiency is propelling the Airport Information Systems market forward. All airport management functions are controlled and monitored by the centre.


Airport Information Systems By Airport Insights


The Airport Information Systems Market is divided into four categories Class A airports, Class B airports, Class C airports, and Class D airports. During the projected period, the class B airport category is expected to increase significantly. The increase is attributable to an increase in air travellers from small cities, as well as the rapid expansion of the aviation sector in emerging economies such as India and China, which produces a significant demand for airport upgrades and expansion.


Airport Information Systems By Type Insights


The Airport Information Systems Market is divided into two types airside and terminal side. During the projected period, the airside segment will experience the greatest development in this market. The segment's dominance is owing to increased demand for airside infrastructure from various airports. Furthermore, the airside system is critical for aircraft and pilots to park without errors or delays.


Figure 1: Airport Information Systems Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Airport Information Systems Market, by Type, 2022&2032


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Airport Information Systems By End-Use Insights


Passenger Systems and Non-passenger Systems are the end-use segments of the worldwide Airport Information Systems Market. The passenger systems segment will increase rapidly in the AlS market between 2022 and 2032. The increase is attributable to an increase in demand for self-check-in and bag drop. 


For instance, in November 2020, In India, Bangalore International Airport has 16 completely automated self-bag drop machines. It speeds up the baggage transaction and saves time in check-in lines.


Airport Information Systems Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Airport Information Systems Market area will dominate this market, because of the existence of the largest aircraft fleet and a significant number of airlines throughout the United States. The market in North America is expanding due to the increasing number of airports and rising airline spending on airport renovation.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: AIRPORT INFORMATION SYSTEMS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


AIRPORT INFORMATION SYSTEMS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Airport Information Systems Market accounts for the second-largest market share because of increased aviation spending in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and other countries. Further, the German Airport Information Systems Market held the largest market share, and the UK Airport Information Systems Market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Airport Information Systems Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The rapid rise of the aviation sector in China and India is linked to rising urbanization and disposable money, as well as increased air traffic. Moreover, China’s Airport Information Systems Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Airport Information Systems Market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Airport Information Systems Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Airport Information Systems Market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Airport Information Systemsindustry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the  Airport Information Systems industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Airport Information Systems industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Airport Information Systems Market, including Siemens AG (Germany),IBM (U.S.),Ultra Electronics Holdings (U.K),Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.),SITA (Geneva),Thales Group (France),IKUSI (Spain) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


SITA is a worldwide information technology business that provides information technology and telecommunications services to the airline sector. The corporation claims to serve around 400 members and 2,500 customers ly, accounting for approximately 90% of the world's airline industry. SITA technology is used on practically every passenger aircraft across the world. SITA, or Société International de Telecommunications Aéronautiques, was created in February 1949 by eleven ABB airlines in order to achieve cost savings through common infrastructure by integrating their communications networks. In October 2022, SITA, an air transport communications and information technology firm, announced a collaboration with Versa Networks and the debut of SITA Connect Go, a multi-tenant edge secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) developed jointly by both businesses for the air transport industry.


Finavia Oyj, formerly the Finnish Civil Aviation Administration, is the public limited company in charge of Finland's airport network's upkeep and development. Finavia operates and develops 20 airports across the country, 18 of which are generally used for commercial flights and two of which are solely used for military and general aviation. The Finnish government owns Finavia. The headquarters of Finavia are located on the grounds of Helsinki Airport. Kimmo Mäki took over as CEO of Finavia on January 1, 2018. Finavia's ownership steering and oversight is the responsibility of the Prime Minister's Office. In June 2022, Finavia chose Amadeus' cloud-based Airport Operational Database (AODB) for ground handling operations at Helsinki Airport and 19 smaller airports in Finland as part of its airport modernization plan. The successful implementation of such projects is expected to assist organizations in gaining more clients in the coming years.


Key Companies in the Airport Information Systems market include



Airport Information Systems Industry Developments


For Instance, In September 2020, The Airport Technology Research and Development Branch of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed a USD 2.4 million contract with Enterprise Engineering Services LLC (EES). The deal covers software development, system engineering, programming, database maintenance and support, and administration of the ARTD Branch's research endeavours.


For Instance, June 2019, Geneva Airport signed a contract with Thales Group to provide a centralized monitoring system. The system is intended to collect and analyze operational data in real time, as well as detect any abnormalities.


Airport Information Systems Market Segmentation


Airport Information Systems Market By Application Outlook



  • Finance & Operations

  • Maintenance

  • Ground Handling

  • Security

  • Others


 Airport Information Systems Market By System Outlook



  • Airport Operation Control Centre

  • Departure Control System


 Airport Information Systems Market By Airport Outlook



  • Class A Airports

  • Class B Airports

  • Class C Airports

  • Class D Airports


 Airport Information Systems Market By Type Outlook



  • Airside

  • Terminal Side


Airport Information Systems Market By End-Use Outlook



  • Passenger Systems

  • Non-passenger Systems


Airport Information Systems Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



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