Smart Airport Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Smart Airport Market Research Report: Information by Technology (Security Systems, Communication Systems, Cargo & Baggage Handling Control, Air/Ground Traffic Control, Passenger, Endpoint Devices, and Other), Application (Aeronautical Operations and Non-aeronautical Operations), Terminal Type (Baggage Handling, Check-in Systems, Building Operations, and Sustainable Energy Management), Airside (ATM, Resource Management, Aircraft Parking, Aircraft Maintenance, and Others), Landside (Vehicular Parking, Security, and Intelligent adverti...

ID: MRFR/A&D/4426-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

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Smart Airport Market Overview

Smart Airport Market is expected to grow at a Significant CAGR During Forecast Period. The main theme of constructing the smart airport is to create systems and processes which are digitally equipped and arranged in terms of process efficiency and connectivity. Various advanced technologies like the preparation of artificial intelligence technology and client identification through a unique heartbeat pattern using the assistance of biometric signatures are introduced across airports for supporting the management of huge airport databases.

The development and commercialization of advanced intelligent technologies provides digital ecosystem like flight booking management, baggage & document checkers, machine-driven arrival

Covid-19 Analysis

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically affected various sectors around the world. But the smart airport market is positively impacted by its new technologies. The investments towards the integration of technological innovations like touchless solutions, self-service check-in kiosks, and biometric kiosks are increased than the previous years. Due to the lockdown and risk of spreading coronavirus, people are decreased in the airports, and is easy to install and implement the new advanced technologies in the airports.

After the completion of lockdown and the reduction of corona cases, passengers restarts to increase in the airports during the review period which highly needs the implementation of advanced technologies like electronics, control systems, IT, robotics, etc in smart airports for efficient management at low cost. Moreover, the increased need for the passenger’s experience in airports propels the growth of the smart airport in the forthcoming years. The customer experience may be enhanced by the new technologies like smart glasses that are helpful to blind people and the biometric system for passenger identification. Hence the COVID-19 gives opportunities to the key players to innovate the new technologies and increase the growth of the smart airport market.

Market Dynamics


Increasing the demand for real-time data reduces the burden on airport infrastructure and manpower is expected to accelerate the growth of the market. The establishment of new airports, modernization of existing airports, rise in green initiatives by the airports, and the development of commercial aviation are some of the growth factors that boost the global smart airport market.

Moreover, airports across the globe are adopting smart baggage systems and on-site applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the customer experience. Development of queue management system, security checkpoints, predict the waiting time in arrival areas, taxi lanes, and passport management will help the passengers to travel comfortably which propels the growth. In September 2020, the Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) collaborated with Xovis and installed a Queue Management System at Kempe Gowda International Airport located in Bengaluru which reduces waiting time, manages passenger flow, and enhance operational efficiency.


A large number of investments are required for the construction of airfields and difficulty in understanding customer preferences are the restraining factors of the smart airport market. Moreover, in most countries, the conventional airport requires technological upgrades and this process involves management issues that are hindering the global market.


Wheelchair guided by the vision-based technology is the smart wheelchair system which is to be implemented in the coming years may be expected to be an opportunity to increase the market growth. The advanced innovative smart robots for the rise of productivity of the workforce and Roboto, a prototype robotic chef that prepares Laksa for passengers


The development of environment-friendly solutions for growing baggage management, passenger traffic management, and providing cost-effective services to the passengers are the major challenges of the smart airport market. Apart, frequent failures in the smart system and its repairing requires a lot of resources, time, money, and professionals which are hampering the growth of the market.

Study Objectives

  • To provide detailed information about the smart airport market structure along with various forecast segments and sub-segments for the next 10 years.

  • To provide the factors that are affecting the growth of the smart airport market value.

  • To analyze the smart airport market industry analysis based on porter’s five force analysis, factors-price analysis, supply chain analysis, etc.

  • To provide history and forecast revenue segments and sub-segments of the smart airport industry revenue for the main geographies.

  • To provide the country-level analysis of the current smart airport industry size and future prospective. 

  • To provide country-level analysis of the smart airport industry growth by region, form, and application.

  • To provide a strategic profile of the prominent key players in the market, analyze their core competencies, statistics, and draw a global smart airport market growth landscape.

  • To track and analyze new product developments, strategic alliances, and global smart airport industry research.

Segment Overview

The global smart airport market has been divided into segments based on application, technology, terminal type, airside, landside, and region.

Based on Application

The global smart airport market by application is segmented into two types as aeronautical operations and non-aeronautical operations. The non-aeronautical segment is expected to hold a significant growth for the services like advertising, smart parking, retail outlets, Wi-Fi, and so on are propelling the growth of the market.

Based on Technology

Based on the technology, the smart airport market is classified into various segments like security systems, communication systems, air/ground traffic control, cargo & baggage handling control, endpoint devices, passenger, and others. Out of these, the cargo & baggage segment holds the largest demand in the forecast period for its rising customer demand for the process of carrying and receiving the baggage, self-scanning, and security check which directly transfer to the final segment.

Based on Terminal Type

By terminal type, the smart airport market is bifurcated into building operations, baggage handling, check-in systems, and sustainable energy management.

Based on Airside

The smart airport market trends based on the airside are divided into ATM, resource management, aircraft parking, aircraft maintenance, and others.

Based on Landside

The global market outlook based on the landside is classified into two types as vehicular parking and security & intelligent advertising.

Based on Region

Regionally, the smart airport market is globally analyzed into five regions like North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Out of these, North America dominates the largest smart airport market share for its presence of a huge number of smart airports and growing airport modernization programs in the US and Canada.

Regional Analysis

Globally, the smart airport market analysis based on region is divided into Asia-pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Among these regions, North America is said to be in the leading position in the global market owing to its large number of smart airports and increasing airport modernization program in the US and Canada. Along with the presence of huge smart airports, there is the presence of major smart solution providers like Collins Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc., and IBM Corporation is propelling the growth of the market in this region. Based on the US, most of the companies operate in the smart airport market. To optimize the operations at airports, a huge number of investments are needed in smart applications. The technologies implemented like IoT, AI, and AV VR are having the capacity to optimize airport operations and can bring transparency.

Due to the increase in rising initiatives related to smart airports in countries like Germany, France, and Spain, Europe holds the second largest market share during the forecast period. Owing to its growing number of air passengers and the development of international airports, the Asia-Pacific region is said to be the fastest-growing region.

Competitive Landscape

The prominent key players in the smart airport market trends are the following:

  • Honeywell Corporation Inc.

  • Collins Aerospace

  • SITA

  • Siemens AG

  • IBM Corporation

  • Cisco Systems Inc.

  • Raytheon Company

  • Kiewit

  • Larsen &Toubro and

  • Amadeus IT Group SA

Recent Developments

  • In January 2021, at Abu Dhabi Airport the two highly popular enterprises SITA and Etihad Airways collaborated and designed an innovation of entry and exit system based on the biometrics for Crew Briefing Center (CBC). This is a low-touch process powered by facial recognition technology that reduces the time taken for checking the crew process and also avoids the risk of COVID-19 spread.

  • In June 2020, the prominent key player United Airlines installed an additional 219 touchless check-in kiosks at several airports in the US. These new kiosks were added for the Clean Plus strategy and are designed to cater to the requirements of travel during this pandemic. These kiosks will scan the passenger’s phones or printed pass and directly provides the luggage tags and boarding passes to them.

  • In November 2020, Lufthansa Group used Star Alliance Biometrics for airlines to a few flights at Frankfurt and Munich airports.

Report Overview

This global smart airport market research includes the Market Overview, COVID-19 analysis, Market Dynamics, Study Objectives, Segment Overview, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Recent developments, Segmentation Table, and FAQs. The market scenario includes the smart airport             market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities. The smart airport market forecast segments are application, technology, terminal type, airside, landside, and region.

Segmentation Table

The smart airport market outlook has been segmented globally based on the application, landside, airside, technology, terminal type, and region.

By Application

Aeronautical operations and non-aeronautical operations.

By Technology

Security systems, communication systems, air/ground traffic control, cargo & baggage handling control, endpoint devices, passenger, and others.

By Terminal Type

Building operations, baggage handling, check-in systems, and sustainable energy management.

By Airside

ATM, resource management, aircraft parking, aircraft maintenance, and others.

By Landside

Vehicular parking and security & intelligent advertising.

By Region

Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa are the four main geographies included in this market.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Smart Airport Market is expected to attain a CAGR of roughly 12% in the near future.

The key types of technologies listed in the report include Communication Systems, Endpoint Devices, Air/Ground Traffic Control, Passenger, Security Systems, Cargo & Baggage Handling Control, and more.

A key market trend that is gaining traction across the world is the rising commercialization of the latest intelligent technologies that make a digital ecosystem, including flight booking management, machine-driven arrival and document and baggage checks for the passengers.

The Smart Airport Market is growing on the backing of rising number of innovative and advanced technologies that improve the user experience. Increased demand for real-time data since it eases the burden on the airport infrastructure as well as manpower also benefits the market. The growing modernization of the existing airports, surge in new airports, advancements in commercial aviation, and the rise in green initiatives by airports also boost the market growth.

North America can expect to attain the top position in the global market.