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Airport Robots Market Size

ID: MRFR//9082-HCR | 175 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| July 2024

Many key factors affect the Airport Robots Market, which operates within a dynamic landscape characterized by the increasing incorporation of robotics and automation in airport operations. One of these is technological innovation, as robots have moved from performing basic tasks to holding more complex roles at airports. The need for efficiency and cost reduction in airport operations has been increasing, significantly affecting the Airport Robots Market. To this end, market dynamics have introduced robots that can undertake activities like baggage handling, cleaning, and maintenance in response to airports' attempts to streamline procedures and enhance customer experiences. These robots are useful for enhancing operational efficiency while cutting costs, making them an indispensable part of airport infrastructure's modernization.
Safety and security concerns are vital drivers of change in the Airport Robots Market. The demand for robotic solutions that can enforce airport security measures is on the rise. Changes in travel patterns with increased passenger traffic into airports also necessitate such robots that can improve the overall passenger experience. The regulatory environment surrounding the aviation industry, coupled with industry standards, heavily influences airport robots' market dynamics. For integration into airport operations, robots must comply with aviation regulations and adhere strictly to safety standards. As a result, market dynamics ensure that robotic solutions undergo scrupulous tests plus certification processes aimed at meeting exacting requirements laid down by aviation authorities, thus enabling adherence to standards so as not to compromise safety or operational protocols.
Economic factors such as financial health, both for airports and airlines, play a role in the adoption of robot solutions within airport operations. In response, market dynamics offer scalable and affordable robotic solutions tailored to budget constraints at various airports across countries or continents. Global events and trends such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have a considerable impact; therefore, this article focuses on how these pandemic-related changes will shape future directions of development among companies operating in the field of Airport Robot Markets (ARMs). The adoption of cleaner hygiene practices has further accelerated the use of robots for automated disinfection technologies within airline services, including airport terminals. The Airport Robots Market is becoming more environmentally concerned and leaning towards sustainable operations. In response to airports becoming eco-friendly, carbon footprint reduction initiatives have led the market dynamics into the development of energy-efficient robot solutions that are friendly to nature.

Global Airport Robots Market Overview

Airport Robots Market Size was valued at USD 834.47 million in 2022. The Airport Robots Market is projected to grow to USD 2768.14 million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4% during the forecast period (2022 - 2032).

Robots are becoming more common at airport terminals as technology interacts with passengers and boosts efficiency. Many robots can learn new things and expand their expertise thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. The robots will be able to give passengers more pertinent information as technology develops, and they will also provide airport managers and airlines with more operational advantages.

According to the numbers cited above, global air passenger traffic has increased over time. As the number of passengers increases, robotic technology will be used to perform security procedures, health inspections, cleaning procedures, and other tasks. British Airways built 80 automated bag-drop devices at the facility and experimented with self-driving luggage cars to provide practical solutions amid the increase in passengers. Robotic technology usage decreased the number of lines, sped up, and improved travel times. During the projected period, it is estimated that these factors would fuel the worldwide market for airport robots.

Due to the long and time-consuming check-in procedures at all major airports, travellers must arrive at the airports well before the scheduled flight time. Robots have streamlined the check-in procedure for passengers and are assisting airlines in saving time, money, and human resources; therefore, certain airports that have adopted robotic technology are benefiting.

 Covid 19 Analysis

The outbreak of the global pandemic covid 19 is extensively affecting the global airport robots market the cancellations of flights around the globe due to the stringent regulation of the government for a complete lockdown has immensely affected the market. In order to prevent any unwanted accidents at airports all over the world, the key players have taken a step to start testing autonomous robots that are predicted to help security officials provide an adequate amount of security at the airport.

Market Dynamic


The rising airport security robots for the application of security are highly sensitive and it requires manual workfare which ultimately increases the overall expenditure. On contrary, the deployment of robots is decreasing the expenses of security and increasing the effectiveness. This in turn is adding fuel to the growth of the global airport robots market demand over the forecast period. The counts of robots are increasing rapidly due to their good performances in security, cleaning, and entertainment. The increasing automation around airports worldwide is another major driving factor of the market.


The increasing adaptation of automation technologies including artificial intelligence to manage the bookings of airlines is likely to create lucrative opportunities for the major key players of the global Airport Robots Market 


The high cost of production airport robots is likely to hamper the growth of the airport robots market and can be considered as a major restraint of the global market.


The high cost of maintaining airport robots can be considered a major challenge for the global airport robots Industry.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

According to the surveys of Air Transport IT insights, near about one-third of the total airports around the world are looking for robots to monitor the feasibility of airport automation. Stanley Robotics is proving automated velvet parking solutions at the Franc’s Lyon-Saint Exupery airport. Europe is considered as a home of some leading airport company’s such as ABB Ltd, SITA, and Stanley Robotics, among others. Airports such as La Guardia Airport and Hamad International Airport are likely to start deploying security robots in order to provide airport security. These high levels of security come within build facial recognition systems, sensors, and cameras. These robots can also measure pulse rate, can detect suspicious person, fake currencies, credit card explosives, abandoned objectives without even disturbing the passenger flow at the terminal of the airport.

Value Chain Analysis

According to the latest research report, the global airport robots market is segmented on the basis of application, and regions. On the basis of application the global airport robots industry is divided into landslide and terminal. The landslide segment f further segmented into velvet parking. The landslide segment accounts for the majority of the airport robots industry share in the year 2019 as these areas are open for parking and public use. Small robots are allotted here to clean the landside areas. Velvet parking is gaining popularity in the recent past because robot parking not only saves time but also uses the optimum spaces as well. The busiest airports around the globe are adopting these automated parking solutions.

On the basis of the terminal, the global airport robots market is segmented into airport security and boarding g pass scanning. The terminal segment accounts for the second largest share in the market in the year 2019. Robots are used at the terminals of the airports which provides passengers with information of terminal and wayfinding to gain traction. Robots are made using artificial intelligence technology and facial recognition technologies which can detect any threats and inform the security personnel. The boarding pass scanning segment is predicted to register significant growth over the forecast period. Robots help in scanning passengers’ boarding passes and reduce the overall check-in timings. Furthermost, these airport robots also carry  the luggage of passengers as well.

Segmentation Overview

The market is segmented on the basis of the data type, component, deployment, organization size, vertical, and region. The global airport robots market is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.

By Application

Based on the application, the market is segmented into landslide and terminal

By end-users

Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into airport security, boarding pass scanning, airport baggage system, and passenger guidance.

Regional Analysis

According to the reports, on the basis of region, the global airport robots market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the middle east and Africa, and Latin America. North America is expected to dominate the airport robots market due to the presence of prominent players in the market and the increasing automation in airports. North America is the business airport in the world hence the government is expected to significantly increase the expenditure to ensure safety. The European region is expected to witness significant growth due to the early adaptation of airport automation technologies in this region. The Asia Pacific region is predicted to exhibit a high CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising adaptation of automation technologies at airports of countries like South Korea, Japan, and China.

The increase in expenditure of defense by the countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, and UAE is raising the demand for robots in the market in the Middle East & Africa region. UAE and Saudi Arabia are some of the world’s leading travel destinations which adding fuel to the growth of the global market in this region. Latin America is expected to witness significant growth in the development of infrastructure, there would be a magnificent investment by the private players for the modernization of airports as Brazil is becoming a major travel destination in this region. 

Competitive Landscape

The global airport robots market is amalgamated with only a few players controlling the market. These key companies have been engaged in several initiatives and innovations of launching better products which have strengthened their position in the global airport robots market.

Major Key Players

  • ABB Ltd

  • LG Electronics Inc.

  • SoftBank Corp.

  • Stanley Robotics

  • SITA

  • YUJIN ROBOT Co.,Ltd.

  • Universal Robots A/S


  • Avidbots Corp

  • Cyberdyne Inc

Report Overview

The following report comprises of –

  • Market overview

  • Covid 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

  • Opportunities

  • Restraints

  • Challenges

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segmentation Overview

  • By Application

  • By End-Users

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive landscape

Recent Developments

  • Due to incorporated sensors, the robot may move alongside the passenger, reducing their burden. Robots may scan the bags' radio-frequency identification tags and transmit the data to robots at the destination airport, simplifying luggage processing. Robots can effectively handle and greatly ease the passenger's issues regarding luggage in this fashion.

  • As travellers value comfort when flying, these advantages are anticipated to increase the number of travellers choosing air travel over other modes, which will raise demand for airport robots throughout the anticipated period.

Market Segments

By application-

  • Landslide

Velvet parking

  • Terminal

Airport security

Boarding pass scanning



  • US

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • France

  • Germany

  • UK

  • Spain

  • Italy


  • India

  • Australia

  • Japan

  • China

  • South Korea

Middle east & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia

  • South Africa

  • UAE

South America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

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