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Airport Information Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 104 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4515718
The Airport Information Systems Market is projected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the global passenger traffic in 2020 and 2021. According to the IATA, after a severe downfall in air travelers, the revenue of passenger kilometers (RPK) in 2021 were recorded to be just 42% of the RPK in 2019. However, with the gradually subsiding scale of the pandemic, passenger numbers and flight movements are being restored at a steady pace to the pre-pandemic operational level. As a result, the demand for better facilities at airports has been increasing.

The number of people opting for air travel has increased in the past few years, which has resulted in increased pressure on airports and airlines to opt for advanced systems that can enhance their ground operations and support their motive to reduce aircraft turnaround time. Upcoming airports use an array of technologies to improve their efficiency and connectivity, including integrated sensors for monitoring temperature and lighting, smart baggage tags for tracking and directing luggage to the aircraft, biometric check-ins with facial recognition, and cargo warehousing management. Airports are using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analysis for a wide range of applications, from customer service to operational efficiency. Thus, the integration of such technologies to create an outlook of operations of an airport and measure performance with associated key performance indicators (KPIs) is anticipated to drive the airport information systems market.

Airports are moving toward centralized architecture to meet the need for information sharing to different parties efficiently. Scanners and monitors are connected to airport systems, and hackers can easily gain access to internal systems through these physical assets. Data from the airport is collected, stored, and distributed daily based on requirements that are vital for the airport to operate effectively. With regulations and systems becoming more complex, it is a huge task for manufacturers to keep up to speed with appropriate security measures. However, there is a prominent threat of cyber-attacks on airports that can lead to widespread disruption of services. According to a study by the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA), there is an average of 1,000 airport cyberattacks per month. The exploitation of such security vulnerabilities may limit the scope of integration of airport information systems during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Growing Investments Towards Airport Information Systems

Although the global passenger traffic was impacted significantly due to the pandemic, the number of scheduled passengers handled by the global airline industry has witnessed an increase in the decade before its advent. This has been the primary driving force for the airports to invest in new and advanced airport information systems. With the focus on enhancing passenger experience, several airports across the world have invested in developing various new information and airport management technologies to aid the travel experience for passengers. Airports are also developing agile systems to predict capacity demand, provide enhanced passenger travel experience, improve operational process efficiency, improve staff productivity, and ensure safety and security. New technologies and various passenger check-in methods are being implemented across various airports of the world to increase the ease of usage and air travel for new passengers. For instance, In February 2021, Perth Airport announced that it had upgraded its Airport Management System with Veovo. The new system will provide the airlines and the handlers at the airport with seamless and timely information, real-time flight updates, and the opportunity for increased collaboration between the airport and its users. The high expenditure on the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure in the airports also indicates the demand for new Information Systems. For instance, according to the Airports Council International (ACI), airports have significantly accelerated information technology spending. As of 2018, Airport IT spending was the highest at USD 10 Billion, reduced to USD 8.8 billion in 2019, with a steep fall to USD 4.1 billion by 2020 owing to the pandemic. However, with the increased need for smart systems and the effect of COVID-19, the spending grew back up to USD 5.1 billion by 2021 and is expected tin crease significantly, leading to several opportunities for the information systems market over the coming years.

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

Asia-Pacific, with a huge pool of passengers utilizing air travel services, occupies the largest has some of the largest airports in the world, catering to the global aviation and air transport industry. Owing to this, the investments in developing, upgrading, and maintaining these airports are increasing. Though the pandemic has slowed down the growth rate of the aviation sector in the region, certain sophisticated systems are being added to the existing aviation infrastructure to promote seamless movement of passenger traffic. Nevertheless, the expansion or modernization of several airports in the region is currently underway. The Asia-Pacific region has the largest number of airport construction projects of all kinds (runways, terminals, etc.) known to be underway, with more than 220 projects in the region alone. Also, the region also has more than 110 greenfield projects in the planning stage, the highest in the world. Two major markets in the region, China and India, are driving the growth of airport investments. China plans to construct 216 new airports by 2035, and the Indian government plans to develop 100 additional airports by 2024. This signifies a huge opportunity for airport information system integrators, as the adoption of smart airport concepts would foster the demand for sophisticated airport information systems during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Honeywell International Inc., Amadeus IT Group SA, SITA, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, and Thales SA are some prominent players in the airport information systems market. To effectively cater to the evolving capacity demand of the airports, software providers are partnering with hardware manufacturers to develop advanced all-in-one solutions for the end-users at a competitive price point. With increasing emphasis on smart technologies and high investments into digital technological capabilities, the push toward efficiency of airport procedures is expected to increase the usage of information systems implemented in various operational segments of the airport. Multiple new contracts have been awarded by various airports to streamline airport operations. For instance, in February 2022, SITA Airport Management Systems streamlined the operations at London Luton Airport (LLA) by automating routine tasks. These streamlined operations increased productivity and operational efficiency and led to time and cost-saving for London Luton and multiple other airports that implemented this system. The successful implementation of such projects is expected to help the companies gain more customers in the years to come.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Industry Attractivenes - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD billion)
5.1 Application
5.1.1 Maintenance
5.1.2 Ground handling
5.1.3 Finance and Operations
5.1.4 Security
5.1.5 Passenger Information
5.2 Type
5.2.1 Airside
5.2.2 Terminal Side
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Latin America Brazil Rest of Latin America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Egypt Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Airport Information Systems Limited
6.2.2 Honeywell International Inc.
6.2.3 Amadeus IT Group SA
6.2.4 SITA
6.2.5 Thales Group
6.2.6 Raytheon Technologies Corporation
6.2.7 Indra Sistemas SA
6.2.8 IBM Corporation
6.2.9 Samsung
6.2.10 NEC Corporation
6.2.11 T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom AG)
6.2.12 Siemens AG

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Airport Information Systems Limited
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Amadeus IT Group SA
  • SITA
  • Thales Group
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • Indra Sistemas SA
  • IBM Corporation
  • Samsung
  • NEC Corporation
  • T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom AG)
  • Siemens AG