Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market is segmented by Aircraft Type (Wide-body Aircraft, Narrow-body Aircraft, and Regional Aircraft), Fitment (Line-fit and Retrofit), Seat Type (Economy and Premium Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class), and Region. The market sizes and forecasts for each segment are represented by value (USD million).

MEA Aircraft Seating Market Size

Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR > 5.00 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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MEA Aircraft Seating Market Analysis

The Middle East and African aircraft seating market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.

The Middle East and African aviation sectors faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic significantly affected the commercial aviation sector, resulting in a drastic reduction in passenger traffic, which negatively affected the demand for the aircraft seating market. But, the growing number of air passenger traffic is a major factor driving the market. Due to the demand generated by this growing traffic, the airlines in the region are planning fleet expansion initiatives, which, in turn, are expected to generate the demand for aircraft seating during the forecast period.

To enhance the passenger experience and maximize their profit, aircraft operators are incorporating new lightweight material seats, with features, like the inflight power supply. Such innovative product lines are anticipated to open new market opportunities for the market in the coming years.

MEA Aircraft Seating Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the MEA Aircraft Seating Market according to our research experts:

The Narrow-body Aircraft Segment Held the Highest Market Share

Currently, the narrow-body aircraft segment has the highest share. It is anticipated to register the highest growth rates during the forecast period. This growth is due to the increasing demand for narrow-body aircraft from major LCC and FSC airlines, like Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. As a part of the global expansion plan, Air Arabia placed an order worth USD 14 billion for 120 A320 aircraft. This order included the procurement of 70 A320neo, 50 A321XLR, and A321neo aircraft. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2024, and they may be used for the expansion of the airline's network to new destinations in the future. Also, the airline, in collaboration with Etihad Airlines, announced its plans to launch a joint venture company (a low-cost carrier) to tap into the growing demand for budget travel in the United Arab Emirates. Also, Qatar Airlines has about 50 narrow-body aircraft on order, which are planned to begin during the forecast period. The increasing orders of new narrow-body aircraft are anticipated to generate demand for new narrow-body seats during the forecast period.

Middle-East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market -Number of Commercial Aircraft in Saudi Arabia, 2021

The United Arab Emirates is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

Currently, the United Arab Emirates is dominating the market, and it is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period as well. The increase in the demand for aircraft seating is attributed to the increase in the procurement of new aircraft, owing to the surging air passenger traffic. The need for the introduction of soft and comfortable seating for all the classes in an aircraft is making the airlines in the region replace their existing seats with new seats. For instance, Recaro Holding GmbH was opted by Middle East Airlines for its cabin seats. The full cabin of the A321neo fleet is to be equipped with new seats offered by Recaro - CL5710 electrical business class seats and CL3710 economy class seats. Moreover, the expansion of new aircraft seat manufacturers into the retrofit segment is anticipated to propel the country's growth in the coming years.

Middle-East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market:- Emirates Aircraft Fleet, By Model, 2021

MEA Aircraft Seating Industry Overview

The Middle East and Africa aircraft seating market is moderately consolidated. Some of the prominent players in the market are Stelia Aerospace (Airbus SE), Recaro Holding GmbH, Safran SA, Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation), and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO). The bulk of the major seat manufacturers in the region are line-fit seat suppliers to major aircraft programs of OEMs, like Airbus and Boeing. Companies are opting for the product launch strategy to encompass a large market share. For instance, in September 2022, Stelia Aerospace launched a new staggered Business Class seat called Rendez-Vous, which makes it one of the widest on the market.

MEA Aircraft Seating Market Leaders

  1. STELIA Aerospace (Airbus SE)

  2. RECARO Holding Gmbh

  3. Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO)

  4. Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

  5. Safran SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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MEA Aircraft Seating Market News

  • September 2021: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) unveiled various models of the latest next-generation aircraft seats in both business and economy classes which would be included in the airline's upcoming new Airbus A321XLR aircraft deliveries.
  • January 2021: Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) revealed a luxury seat for Emirates' first premium economy cabin. The customized seat design was a result of a collaboration between Recaro and Emirates, which began in 2018 and spanned two years.

MEA Aircraft Seating Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Aircraft Type

      1. 5.1.1 Wide-body Aircraft

      2. 5.1.2 Narrow-body Aircraft

      3. 5.1.3 Regional Aircraft

    2. 5.2 Fitment

      1. 5.2.1 Line-fit

      2. 5.2.2 Retrofit

    3. 5.3 Seat Type

      1. 5.3.1 Economy and Premium Economy Class

      2. 5.3.2 Business Class

      3. 5.3.3 First Class

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 United Arab Emirates

      2. 5.4.2 Saudi Arabia

      3. 5.4.3 South Africa

      4. 5.4.4 Turkey

      5. 5.4.5 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 STELIA Aerospace (Airbus SE)

      2. 6.1.2 Recaro Holding GmbH

      3. 6.1.3 Safran SA

      4. 6.1.4 Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO)

      5. 6.1.5 Geven SPA

      6. 6.1.6 Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation)

      7. 6.1.7 Aviointeriors SPA

      8. 6.1.8 EnCore (The Boeing Company)

      9. 6.1.9 Jamco Corp

      10. 6.1.10 Acro Aircraft Seating

      11. 6.1.11 Thompson Aero Seating Limited

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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MEA Aircraft Seating Industry Segmentation

An airline seat is a seat on an airliner in which passengers are accommodated for the duration of the journey. Such seats are usually arranged in rows running across the airplane's fuselage. The Middle East and Africa aircraft seating market is segmented by Aircraft Type, Fitment, Seat Type, and Region. By Aircraft type, the market is segmented into Wide-body Aircraft, Narrow-body Aircraft, and Regional Aircraft. By fitment, the market is segmented into Line-fit and Retrofit. By Seat Type, the market is segmented into Economy and Premium Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class. By region, the market is segmented into the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the Rest of the Middle East & Africa.

The report also offers the market sizes and forecasts for the Middle East and African aircraft seating market across the region. The market sizes and forecasts for each segment are represented by value (USD million).

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MEA Aircraft Seating Market Research FAQs

The Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

STELIA Aerospace (Airbus SE), RECARO Holding Gmbh, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies Corporation) and Safran SA are the major companies operating in the Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market.

The report covers the Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Industry Report

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Middle East and Africa Aircraft Seating Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)