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Smart Airports Market Segmentation By Technology (Security Systems, Communication Systems, Passenger, Cargo, & Baggage Ground Handling Control, Air/Ground Traffic Control, and Others); By Application (Aeronautical Operations and Non-Aeronautical Operations); By Location (Landside, Airside, and Terminal Side); By Size (Small, Medium, and Large) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2028

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Smart Airports Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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  • May 7, 2020: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) turns into the first U.S. airport to install autonomous robotic cleaners with incorporated ultra-violet lights in collaboration with Carnegie Robotics to transform the way airport infrastructure is disinfected.

  • May 2020: SITA, one of the leading companies in the global aviation sector, announced via its official twitter handle about a webinar titled 'The New Normal: The Changing Face Of Aviation Post COVID-19'  in conversation with their CEO Barbara Dalibard. She said that the worldwide flight commotion has come down to 80 percent year-on-year at the end of April.

  • April 15, 2020: Emirates in synchronization with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), became the first airline to manage on-site quick COVID-19 tests for commuters. The tests were conducted by DHA and results were accessible within 10 minutes.

  • September 2019: Siemens entered into a contract with five of Spain’s busiest airports – Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, and Gran Canaria to completely refurbish their security infrastructure. In agreement with the new regulations set by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), Siemens will offer intelligent software to these airports for effective management of commuter luggage.

Smart Airports Overview

As commuters become more technologically sophisticated and connected, we have entered the “Airport 3.0” revolution where technology and data combined transform airport operations.

Digital technology such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, smart machines and robots, virtual modeling and simulation, and the internet of things (IoT) has been implemented in smart airports for the operations. Cloud computing can facilitate airports to be more responsive and created new solutions with better ease. Whereas, analytics and virtual modeling can help in monitoring passenger flows.

As the countries across the globe have gone into lockdowns, the aviation sector has suffered enormously. As the primary point of entry and exit in most countries, airports play a vital part in handling health emergencies.

Market Size and Forecast

The smart airports market is expected to attain a notable CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2020-2028. The market is segmented by technology, application, location,  size, and region. Among application segmentation, the non-aeronautical application segment is anticipated to hold the leading market share during the forecast period owing to services such as retail outlets, advertising, smart parking, Wi-Fi, restaurants, lounges, conference rooms, lodging facilities, and personalized services that is expected to boost the growth in non-aeronautical operations.

Growth Drivers

The growing use of self-service technologies and budding need for real-time information

By efficiently employing IoT, AI, and big data, airports can prominently reduce the wait time for passengers and address some of the most frequently confronted problems, such as lost bags, flight delays, and customer service issues. The growing number of passengers at airports demand upgraded solutions that would ease and allow the automation of the processes at airports. With the growing digital advancements, airports are emphasizing on self-service results and adopting novel technologies such as robotics booth, facial recognition, automated passport control, and others to manage airport operations efficiently.CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Intensified Security Threats to Fuel the Implementation of Intelligent Systems at Airports.

One of the most noticeable trends in smart airport market is the expanding degree of integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) at airports to cater to the increasing security concerns across the globe. IoT can help efficiently observe critical airport infrastructure and streamline security and check-in procedures for travelers. Thus, significantly augmenting the value of an airport, which will fuel the market revenue in the foreseeable future.


The halting of international travel due to COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the regions are facing stringent travel regulations or bans to curb the spread of the virus, which is adversely impacting the global aviation industry.

On March 11, 2020, the U.S. imposed a 30-day travel ban on passengers from the Schengen Area. In the meantime, in Europe, Italy witnessed a 22% drop in flights corresponding to the declaration of a national lockdown on March 9, 2020.

According to the World Economic Forum, an amalgamation of trip cancellations and country-specific constraints on international flights cost the airline industry $880 billion. Almost 40% of flights impacted by European travel bans are U.S. based, such as Delta and United Airlines, with billions in lost profits already projected for the year 2020.

Additionally, novel safety protocols at the airports might create airport logjams.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the smart airports market includes the following segments:

By Technology

  • Security Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Passenger, Cargo, & Baggage Ground Handling Control
  • Air/Ground Traffic Control
  • Others

By Application

  • Aeronautical Operations
  • Non-Aeronautical Operations

By Location

  • Landside 
    • Vehicular Parking
    • Security
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  • Airside
    • Air Traffic Management (ATM)
    • Management
    • Aircraft Parking & Maintenance 
  • Terminal Side
    • Building Operations
    • Baggage Handling
    • Check-in Systems

By Size

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

By Region

Geographically, the smart airports market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa region.

North America is predicted to hold the largest market share. Airports across urbanized regions, such as the U.S., have automated parking facilities, to capture a greater profit share of the non-aeronautical operations segment. According to the US Transport Security Administration (TSA), American airports alone touched a record of 813.8 million travelers in 2018. Additionally, the TSA coped to embark on a more stringent form of carry-on screening techniques at airports across the US. This rise in air tourism is attributable to growing income and overall economic development in the region, producing a need for smart management of airport operations.

Europe is the second-largest smart airports market due to escalation in smart airport initiatives in the countries, such as Germany, France, and Spain.

Asia-Pacific region is projected to bolster as the fastest-growing region over the forecast period, owing to a sharp proliferation in traveler traffic, improvement and implementation of novel technologies in airport communication and security systems, and flourishing tourism industry in India and China.

The smart airports market is further classified based on region as follows:

•  North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

•  Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

•  Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

•  Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

•  the Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.

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