Airport Baggage Handling Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Airport Baggage Handling Systems Market is segmented by Airport Capacity (Up to 15 million, 15 - 25 million, 25 - 40 million, and 40 million +), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


>5.2 %

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Market Overview

The airport baggage handling systems market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period 2020 - 2025.

  • Worldwide air travel has grown at a historically sharp pace over the past two decades, with year-over-year passenger travel growth for the past two years averaging at over 7%. Low airfares, growing living standards, and a growing middle class in large emerging markets, such as China and India, are major contributors to increased air travel. The increased traffic growth in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to an increased demand for more efficient airport baggage-handling systems in the region, and this is expected to help the market during the forecast period.
  • The increasing emphasis on airport security, as well as advanced technologies, in terms of passenger baggage screening, is expected to lead to the growth in the market in the years to come. 
  • Establishing new airports, as well as terminal expansion, is expected to provide growth opportunities for the market in the years to come.

Scope of the Report

A baggage handling system or a BHS is a type of a conveyor system that is installed in an airport and enables to transport the passenger baggage from ticket counter areas to the area where the baggage is loaded on the aircraft. A BHS, additionally, helps in transporting the checked baggage, which is unloaded from the aircraft to the baggage claim area. 

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Key Market Trends

Airport Capacity Segment in between 25 to 40 million is Projected to Grow at a High Pace

Currently, the airport capacity segment between 25 to 40 million is projected to have the largest share of all the segments. Airports with a passenger handling capacity of 25-40 million have grown, with new airports entering this segment from the 15-25 million segments. The growing air travel demand, especially in Asia-Pacific, has forced several smaller airports to increase their passenger handling capacities. Chongqing Airport, Seoul Gimpo Airport, and Tokyo Narita Airport were among the top airports with passenger handling capacities of almost 40 million by the end of 2017. Earlier in March 2017, Narita International Airport introduced a new self-check-in baggage machine at the airport.  Thus, the focus is currently on this segment, which is the reason for its expected high CAGR.

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Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share by 2024

In 2019, North America accounted for a major share in the airport baggage handling systems market. However, with the growing air passenger traffic and increasing investment in airport infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, the demand for advanced baggage handling systems in the coming years will be generated from this region. The government in India, China, Japan, and other southEast Asian countries are significantly investing in enhancing their aviation industry. In the past year, several airports in China, India, and South Korea have installed new baggage handling systems. Siemens was selected to upgrade and modernize the BHS at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and to install new BHS at the new Terminal 2 facility at Guangzhou International Airport. Likewise, SITA was selected by the Airport Authority of India to install new BHS at several airports in the country. Japan's Kansai International Airport plans to invest about USD 911 million through 2025 to upgrade the larger terminal. Plans for new airport construction and expansion of existing airports will further generate demand for new airport baggage handling systems from this region.

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Competitive Landscape

Major players, like Siemens, SITA, Vanderlande Industries, and Beumer Group, accounted for the major market revenue share in 2019 in the airport baggage handling systems market, while over a dozen companies accounted for the remaining share of the market revenue, globally. The industry saw a lot of market consolidation in 2016, due to the increased spending in software and IT solutions. Various contracts received by the players in the recent past have helped the companies to strengthen their market presence. For example, in March 2018, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) expanded its agreement with SITA, which is expected to allow the company to install its baggage management solution, BagManager, at 15 airports across India. Once installed, BagManager is likely to provide the airports with real-time data on the status of passengers’ baggage, hence reducing the possibility of baggage mishandling. As the market demand improves with the growth in passenger traffic, it is expected that the smaller players will be acquired to gain competitive advantage, to cater to the needs of the customer. The sooner a company employs the right software/hardware company for baggage management, the better it will have to improve its market share in the coming years.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    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


    1. 5.1 Airport Capacity

      1. 5.1.1 Up to 15 million

      2. 5.1.2 15 - 25 million

      3. 5.1.3 25 - 40 million

      4. 5.1.4 40 million +

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa

        3. Saudi Arabia

        4. Iran

        5. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DAIFUKU CO., LTD.

      2. 6.2.2 GlidePath

      3. 6.2.3 Siemens AG

      4. 6.2.4 Pteris Global Limited

      5. 6.2.5 Vanderlande Industries

      6. 6.2.6 BEUMER Group

      7. 6.2.7 G&S Airport Conveyer

      8. 6.2.8 Ansir Systems (Verdict Media Limited)

      9. 6.2.9 Logplan LLC

      10. 6.2.10 Babcock International Group PLC

      11. 6.2.11 SITA


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Airport Baggage Handling System Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Airport Baggage Handling System Market is growing at a CAGR of >5.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Siemens AG
  • SITA
  • Logplan LLC
  • Vanderlande Industries

Are the major companies operating in Airport Baggage Handling System Market.

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