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Global Airport Baggage Handling Market, Forecast to 2025

  • ID: 4760601
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 71 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Baggage Accountability, Handling Efficiency, and Advanced Screening Standards Drive Market Growth


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has forecast passenger traffic to nearly double from 3.8 billion in 2015 to 7.2 billion by 2030. This increase will reflect in the number of checked baggage each year with forecasts pegging the number at close to 6.5 billion bags by 2030. As airport operators revise their plans and strategies to handle the growing passenger traffic, plans to handle accompanying baggage are also being revisited. Additionally, passing regulations to increase passenger safety, stop illegal trafficking and increase accountability for passenger baggage compel operators to upgrade and revamp conventional baggage handling systems. Legacy systems are a wrench in the spokes of an industry that is transforming its IT architecture to enhance efficiency.

The publisher's global survey of airports, assessing the current status of digital transformation programs within airports, indicates baggage handling operations as among the top 5 areas of priorities for operators where mishandled baggage is a key pain point. The research findings have been complemented with information from internally held airport databases, participation, and discussions at international airport conferences, as well as a number of expert interviews with major industry suppliers.

This research also tracks industry best practices and emerging trends that enable operators to combat challenges. Transition to Standard 3 screening system, priority for baggage tracking in the event of IATA R753 energy-efficient technologies, replacing TTY messages with XML, and the adoption of automated handling systems are driving investments in airside systems. Niche solutions based on emerging technology such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain and AR/VR have piqued operator interest and are being used to develop solutions such as predictive maintenance. The heavily fragmented market is vulnerable to consolidation and immense competition. Suppliers have the opportunity to expand into other material handling verticals including cargo handling. As niche solutions are being developed to cater to specific challenges, suppliers have to understand the importance of system interoperability and collaboration among various stakeholders. Operators are also keen on identifying solutions to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs.

This research prompts various opportunities for growth and emerging trends such as end-to-end baggage handling services and the importance of operational readiness and airport transport (ORAT) before commencing live operations. Operators are involving suppliers in the planning of processes and engaging in risk-sharing partnerships, requesting robust business cases and demanding service level agreements (SLAs). These investments drive opportunities for suppliers to target product development and penetrate markets focusing on challenges and requirements specific to their region.

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1. Executive Summary

  • Key Findings
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • CEO’s Perspective

2. Market Overview

  • Market Scope
  • Market Definitions
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Snapshot
  • Airport Baggage Journey Visualization
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Top KPIs and Datasets Collected
  • Market Roadmap 2018-2030

3. Drivers and Restraints - Total Airport Baggage Handling Market

  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained

4. Total Airport Baggage Handling Market Forecast

  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Revenue Forecast by Airport Tiers
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Airport Tier
  • Revenue Forecast by Segment
  • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Segment

5. Market Share and Competitive Analysis - Total Airport Baggage Handling Market

  • Market Share
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Competitive Environment
  • Top Competitors
  • Competitive Factors and Assessment

6. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

  • Growth Opportunity - Biometric-enabled Self-Bag Drop
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

7. Baggage Handling Segment Analysis

  • Key Findings
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Revenue Forecast by Sub-segment
  • Forecast Discussion

8. Baggage Management Segment Analysis

  • Key Findings
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Revenue Forecast by Sub-segment
  • Forecast Discussion

9. Market Trends and Disruption

  • Trends in Baggage Handling Market
  • Digital Platforms - Siemens
  • Digital Platforms - Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Autonomous Capabilities
  • Emergence of Baggage Handling Hubs
  • Baggage Delivery Service Models
  • Baggage Delivery Services - Case Studies and Business Model
  • End-to-End Baggage Shipping Services

10. The Last Word

  • The Last Word - 3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

11. Appendix

  • Market Engineering Methodology
  • List of Companies in “Others”
  • List of Exhibits
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  • Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Siemens
  • The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
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