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Smart Airports - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts

  • ID: 3517890
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 667 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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The Smart Airports market worldwide is projected to grow by US$11.4 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 10.5%. Terminal Side, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 10.3%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised to reach over US$15.4 Billion by the year 2025, Terminal Side will bring in healthy gains adding significant momentum to global growth.

Representing the developed world, the United States will maintain a 9.7% growth momentum. Within Europe, which continues to remain an important element in the world economy, Germany will add over US$343.1 Million to the region's size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years. Over US$577.2 Million worth of projected demand in the region will come from Rest of Europe markets. In Japan, Terminal Side will reach a market size of US$625.7 Million by the close of the analysis period. As the world’s second largest economy and the new game changer in global markets, China exhibits the potential to grow at 13.1% over the next couple of years and add approximately US$1.3 Billion in terms of addressable opportunity for the picking by aspiring businesses and their astute leaders. Presented in visually rich graphics are these and many more need-to-know quantitative data important in ensuring quality of strategy decisions, be it entry into new markets or allocation of resources within a portfolio. Several macroeconomic factors and internal market forces will shape growth and development of demand patterns in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. All research viewpoints presented are based on validated engagements from influencers in the market, whose opinions supersede all other research methodologies.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:
  • Amadeus IT Group, S.A.
  • Ascent Technology, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Daifuku Co., Ltd.
  • Ericsson AB
  • Gentrack Group Limited
  • Honeywell Building Solutions, Inc.
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • Indra Sistemas, S.A.
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • NEC Corporation of America
  • NICE Ltd.
  • QinetiQ Group plc
  • Raytheon Company
  • RESA Airport Data Systems SAS
  • Sabre Airline Solutions Inc.
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
  • Thales S.A.
  • Vanderlande Industries
  • Wipro Limited.
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Smart Airports: An Introductory Overview
Smart Airports: An Introduction
Smart Airport Ecosystem
Applications of Smart Airports
Terminal-side Smart Airport
Land-side Smart Airport
Airside Smart Airport
Smart Airport Technologies: An Overview
Air Traffic Management
Baggage Handling
Building Operations
Smart Airports Elevate Passenger Experience through Connected, Intelligent, Digitized, and Personalized Solutions
Smart Airports: Passport to Comfortable, Effortless, Seamless and Stress-free Smart Journeys
Airports Witness Digital Transformation
Major Digital Technologies for Smart Airports Summarized
Security: Prime Feature in Smart Airports
Myriad Benefits of Smart Airports over Traditional Airports Drive Widespread Adoption of Intelligent Airport Solutions
Key Challenges Faced by Traditional Airports
Smart Airports Provide Intelligent Data for Improving Airport Profitability
Smart Airports Transform Travel Experience of Passengers
Technology to Overwhelm Passengers in the Airport of the Future
Smart Airports of the Future: Key Technologies & their Use Cases
Smart Airports: An Evolutionary Scan of Airport Infrastructure Models
The Basic Airport: Traditional Airports of the Past
The Agile Airport: The Technology Adaptive Airports of the Recent Past
Advent of Smart Airports: Most of the Current Prominent Airports
Fully Digital, Instrumented, Intelligent, and Connected Airports: The Future Smart Airports
Smart Airports Market: Growth Prospects and Outlook
Developed Regions Dominate Spending, While Developing Markets to Spearhead Future Growth
Terminal-Side Upgrades Dominate Smart Airports Spending
Market Fortunes Intrinsically Tied to the Health of Global Economy
EXHIBIT 1: Global Economic Outlook: Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country/Region for the Years 2018 through 2021
Surging Air Travel and the Corresponding Increase in Passenger Traffic: The Fundamental Growth Driver
EXHIBIT 2: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (in Millions) Worldwide by Country: 2010-2018
EXHIBIT 3: Global Passenger Air Traffic Revenues (in US$ Billion): 2010-2019
EXHIBIT 4: Global Annual Air Traffic in Trillion RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometer) for the Period 1975 to 2038
EXHIBIT 5: Projected Growth in Global Airline Traffic (RPK) by Geographic Region: 2018-2038
EXHIBIT 6: Air Travel Dominates International Tourism Industry: Breakdown of Tourism Market (in %) by Mode of Transportation for 2000 and 2018
EXHIBIT 7: World Aviation Routes: Top Routes Ranked by Annual Air Travel Growth (in %) for the Period 2018-2038
Limited Number of Airports with Capacity Issues Resulting from Passenger Traffic Favor Digital Shift
Pressure to Improve Efficiency and Cut Costs
Disruption of Conventional Models
Passenger Security and Safety
Passenger Experience
Penetration of Advanced Technologies
Stable Commercial Aviation Outlook Signals Opportunities for Smart Airport Solutions
EXHIBIT 8: Global Commercial Aircraft Fleet Projections: Breakdown of Fleet (in Units) by Region for 2018 and 2038
Leading Companies Offering Smart Airport Technologies & Solutions
Recent Market Activity

Amadeus IT Group, S.A. (Spain)
Ascent Technology, Inc. (USA)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (USA)
Daifuku Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Daifuku North America Holding Company (USA)
Scarabee Aviation Group B.V. (The Netherlands)
Ericsson AB (Sweden)
Gentrack Group Limited (New Zealand)
Honeywell Building Solutions, Inc. (USA)
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) (USA)
Indra Sistemas, S.A. (Spain)
Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy)
NEC Corporation of America (USA)
NICE Ltd. (Israel)
QinetiQ Group plc (UK)
Raytheon Company (USA)
RESA Airport Data Systems SAS (France)
Sabre Airline Solutions Inc. (USA)
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
SITA SA (Switzerland)
Thales S.A. (France)
Vanderlande Industries (The Netherlands)
Wipro Limited (India)

Growing Investments in Airport IT Infrastructure Drive Healthy Growth in Spending on Smart Airports
EXHIBIT 9: Global Airport Infrastructure Expenditure ($ Billion) by Geographic Region: 2016, 2021, and 2026
Why Investments in Smart Airports are Important
Passenger Self Service Processes Dominate Airport Investments
Automation of Check-In Processes Record Maximum IT Investments
EXHIBIT 10: Global Airport Investments in Smart Technologies: Percentage of Airports Investing by Type of Technology (2020P)
Cloud Services Remain the Preferred ICT Technology for Airport Investments
Upcoming Smart Cities to Fuel Large-Scale Adoption of Smart Airport Solutions
EXHIBIT 11: Robust Investments in Smart City ICT Technologies Provides the Foundation for the Growth of Smart Airports: Global Market for Smart City Technologies (Hardware, Software, and Services) in US$ Million for the Years 2017 & 2020
The Digital Passenger with Mobile Device Connectivity: The Most Important Enabler of Smart Airport Technologies
Productivity Gains to Catalyze Implementation of Mobile Technology
All-time Connectivity: The Essential Requirement for Enhancing Passenger Experience
Dynamic Resource Allocation through Technology Adoption
Airports Offer Innovative Mobile-based Services for the Always-Connected Traveler
Mobile Apps for Efficient Information Dissemination
EXHIBIT 12: Mobile-based Services at Airports Worldwide: Percentage of Airports Offering Passenger Services through Mobile Apps for 2016 and 2018
Digital Passengers Seek Mobile-based Travel Updates from Airports
Mobile Capabilities for Collection and Sharing of Actionable Information
Smart Airports Use Social Media for Direct Engagement with the Digital Passenger
Omnipresence of Smartphones, Tablets, and Declining Prices of Connected Devices Drive Digital Passengers Growth
EXHIBIT 13: Global Smartphone Connections in Millions for the Period (2013-2018)
EXHIBIT 14: Smartphone and Tablet PCs Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2019, 2021 and 2023
Data Security and System Integration: Key Challenges for Airports in Tapping Intended Value
Huge Potential Offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Benefit Market Prospects
EXHIBIT 15: Global Number of IoT Connected Devices (In Billion) for the Years 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2025
Smart Airport Architecture through Integration of RFID and IoT
IoT-Enabled Beacons Offer Vast Prospective Applications
IoT-Based Environment Controlling Solution for Santiago de Chile Airport
Rising Popularity of Smart Self-Service Airport Processes Drive Market Penetration
Self Check-in Kiosks Significantly Reduce Passenger Waiting Times
EXHIBIT 16: Air Passenger Check-in at Airports Worldwide by Method (in %) for 2018 and 2021
Self-Service Boarding Gates Eliminate Long Queues
Common Use Self-Service Kiosks (CUSS) Cut Down Staffing Costs for Airports
Baggage Handling at Airports Becomes Smart, Bodes Well for the Market
Smart Technologies Aid in Reducing Baggage Mishandling Rates
EXHIBIT 17: Factors Attributed to Passenger Baggage Delays in Air Travel: Percentage Breakdown of Delayed Bags by Reason for 2019
IATA's Resolution 753 Necessitates Continuous Baggage Monitoring & Tracking
Biometrics: A Vital Technology for Achieving Airport Automation
Installations of Fingerprint Recognition & Advanced Palm Print Technology Gain Traction

3. Face Recognition to Drive Facial Recognition Biometrics Use for Traveler Verification
Iris Biometrics Witness Increasing Popularity at Prominent Airports
Biometric APC Kiosks: A Cost-Effective Solution for Reducing Congestion at Airports
EXHIBIT 18: Global ABC eGate and Kiosk Market Revenues in $ Million for the Years 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020
Mounting Security Risks Drives Demand for Automated Border Controls and e-Gates
EXHIBIT 19: Global Biometric Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks Market: Percentage Breakdown of Number of Kiosks Deployed by Region for 2020P
Cloud-based Services Garner Prominence in the e-Gates Market
Growing Need to Address Privacy Challenges Drives Adoption of Smart Airport Security Technologies
Persistent Terror Threat Provides Impetus to Airport Security Market
Cybersecurity Threats and Means to Tackle
Smart Security (SmartS): Accelerated Security Checks without Compromising Security Protocols
Airport Security to Benefit from Biometric Smart Gates
Smart Technologies Promote Diversification of Revenue Generation for Airports
EXHIBIT 20: Worldwide Airport Industry Revenue Breakdown (in %) for Aeronautical and Non-Aeronautical Segments: 2019
Smart Airports to Offer Luxury Brand Experience to Travelers
Data Generated by Smart Airports Provides New Revenue Generation Opportunities for Operators
Rising Investments in Smart Airport Related Sensor Technologies Lends Traction to Market Growth
Wearable Technology: The Next Big Thing for Smart Airports Implementation
Growing Prominence of Advanced Wireless Technologies in Smart Networks Favors Market Demand
Extensive Applications of Business Intelligence Solutions Provides the Perfect Platform for Market Growth
EXHIBIT 21: Business Intelligence Analysis at Airports: Percentage of Airports Conducting BI Analysis by Priority Area for 2018
BI Solutions: Playing a Prominent Role in Deriving Value from Information
Business Intelligence Solutions for Collaborative Decision Making at Airports
Automation, AI, and Data Management Set to be Game-Changing Technologies for Airports of the Future
Cloud Computing: Enabling Cost-Effective Transformation of Airports into Smart Airports
Cloud Computing Advancements Drive Adoption Smart Airport Technologies
Cloud-based IT Solutions to Deliver Efficient Airside Services
Blockchain: A Promising Technology for Smart Airports
Climate Change Impact and Focus on Efficiency Drives Focus onto Smart Airports
Growing Expectations of Business Travelers Promote Technology Adoption at Airports
Rapid Urbanization & Expanding Middle Class: Megatrends Favoring Market Growth
EXHIBIT 22: World Urban Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P
EXHIBIT 23: Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 1950, 1970, 1990, 2018, 2030 and 2050
EXHIBIT 24: Global Middle Class Population (In Million) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025 and 2030
EXHIBIT 25: Global Middle Class Spending (US$ Trillion) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025, 2030
Innovations & Advancements
Smart Airports of the 2020s and 2030s
Futuristic Airports: A Glimpse of the Best Travel Service Providers
Smart Trolley at Airports
Beacons Technology Revolutionizes Passenger Travel Experience
Top Airports that are Using Beacon Technology
Future Application Areas for Beacons Technology in Airlines and Airports
Smart Airport Platform by T-Systems
Smart Airport Technologies from Leidos
Major Smart Technologies and Solutions of OAMC
Robots for Passenger and Baggage Movement
S.M.A.R.T.: Wi-Fi Network for High-Traffic Airports
Advanced Passport Scanner & Other Authentication Technologies
SmartGUARD: Revolutionary App for Improved Airport Security
Smart Airport Capacity Planning Solutions
Smart Lighting Solutions for Smart Airports


The Urgent Need to Transform Aging and Smaller Airports into Smart Airports Drives Market Growth
Rapid Adoption of New and Advanced Technologies for Airport Modernization Bodes Well for the Market
Improving Commercial Aviation Sector Benefits Market Prospects
EXHIBIT 26: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in the US: 2010-2018
Self-Service Technology Adoption Transform Passenger Experience at Airports
Self-Service Customs Clearance Kiosks Cut Down Waiting Time
Government Funding for Passenger Identification Projects at Airports Drive Demand for Biometric Technologies
FAA to Use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
E-Gates or Kiosks for Border Control in the US
Market Analytics
Healthy Rise in Air Passenger Traffic Fuel Demand for Smart Airport Infrastructure
EXHIBIT 27: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in Canada: 2010-2018
Market Analytics
Rising Air Travel and Installation of Facial Biometrics Drive Steady Market Growth
EXHIBIT 28: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in Japan: 2010-2018
Japan Deploys J-BIS Biounit Immigration Control System at Airports
Market Analytics
Surging Demand for Air Travel Offers Huge Market Growth Potential
EXHIBIT 29: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in China: 2010-2018
EXHIBIT 30: Number of Civil Airports in China for the Years 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018
Extensive Development Plans Bode Well for Smart Airports Spending
Rising Outbound Travels of Tech-Savvy Millennials Drives Airports to Adopt Advanced Technologies
EXHIBIT 31: Top Spenders Worldwide on Outbound Travel: Breakdown of Travel Expenditure (US$ Billion) by Country for 2018
The ‘Zhai Economy’: The Lucrative Target Group with the ‘Homebody-Culture’
Market Analytics
Rising Passenger Volumes Drive Airport Automation Initiatives in Europe
EXHIBIT 32: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in Select European Countries: 2010-2018
IT Adoption Critical for Improving Passenger’s Travel Experience
Europe Commences Biometric Trials at Borders
FastPass: An Ambitious Automated Border Control Project in the EU
Market Analytics
Immigration Made Easy with Self-Service Gates in Italy
EXHIBIT 33: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in Italy: 2010-2018
Market Analytics
High Technology Acceptance Encourages Spending on Smart Airport Technologies
EXHIBIT 34: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in the UK: 2010-2018
London Airports: Towards Slow and Steady Transformation into Smart Airports
Use of Novel Technologies at the Heathrow Airport
London City Airport Invests £16 Million in Western Pier
Gatwick Airport Invests in Transforming North Terminal
Market Analytics
Increasing Air Traffic Drive the Need for Expansion and Modernization
EXHIBIT 35: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in Russia: 2010-2018
Market Analytics
Booming Commercial Aviation Sector and Surging Air Passenger Traffic Drive Development of World-Class Airports
EXHIBIT 36: International Tourist Arrivals (in Million) in Asia-Pacific by Country: 2010 and 2018
Asia Remains at the Forefront of Global Airport IT Investments
Asian Countries Use Biometrics for Border Control at Major Airports
Major Developments and Trends Set to Shape Airports of the Future in Asia-Pacific
Market Analytics
SmartGate Deployment in Australia
Market Analytics
Focus on New Generation Tools and Growing Commercial Aviation Sector Benefit Market Growth
EXHIBIT 37: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in India: 2010-2018
Market Analytics
Latin America Offers Growth Opportunities for Airport Security Infrastructure
Market Analytics
Biometrics Becomes an Integral Technology Component at Brazilian Airports
Market Analytics
Mexico: Mobile Technology Aids in Improving Passenger’s Travel Experience
Market Analytics
Robust Growth in Air Traffic Drives Investments in Smart Airport Technologies
EXHIBIT 38: Annual Air Passenger Traffic (Millions) in Select Middle Eastern Countries: 2010-2018
Congested Airspace Shifts Focus to Advanced ATC Technologies
Security: Primary Focus of Airport’s Technology Investments
Market Analytics
UAE: New Airports and Expansion Initiatives Drive Smart Airport Solutions Adoption
Smartworld: A Smart Airport Technologies JV of Etisalat and Dubai World Central (DWC)
UAE Airports Witness Increasing Deployment of Automated Border Control Systems
Dubai Expo 2020: Investments Pour into Airport Upgrade Projects
Market Analytics

Total Companies Profiled : 62 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 68)
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