Airport Lounges Market Size

Report on Industry Size & Market Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Airport Lounges Market Report is Segmented by Service (Food and Beverages, Connectivity and Entertainment, And Passenger Services), Lounge Ownership (Airline, Airport, And Government Owned and Privately Owned), Type (Economy Lounge and Premium Lounge), And Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-pacific, Latin America, And Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Airport Lounges Market Size

Airport Lounges Market Summary
Study Period 2019-2029
Market Size (2024) USD 4.21 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 9.44 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 17.52 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Airport Lounges Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Airport Lounges Market Analysis

The Airport Lounges Market size is estimated at USD 4.21 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 9.44 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 17.52% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The airport lounges market is expected to witness significant growth in the years to come. Several factors, such as the growth of the middle-class population in emerging countries leading to increased spending capacity and growing demand for luxury travel experiences globally, are expected to drive the market growth. Moreover, the addition of new lounges with greater amenities at airports to improve passenger experience and growing collaboration between credit card companies and airports to make airport lounges accessible, thereby attracting a large number of passengers, are some of the other factors driving the market growth in coming years.

On the other hand, the high operational costs of airport lounges will be the major factor hampering the growth of the market. Furthermore, increasing focus on digitization and incorporation of virtual reality and artificial intelligence will lead to growing business opportunities within the market in the coming years.

Airport Lounges Market Trends

Connectivity and Entertainment Segment Will Showcase Remarkable Growth During the Forecast Period

The growth in the number of air passengers worldwide coupled with growing need for airport lounge providers to upgrade their facilities drive the growth of the market. Introduction of advanced connectivity and entertainment systems in order to provide better passenger experience and rising spending on enhancing aviation infrastructure propels the segment growth.

There has been a significant growth in the number of airport lounges worldwide. An increasing number of air travelers in recent years has led to lounge providers improving their services and focusing on digitization in order to provide a better lounge experience. Moreover, various airport lounge providers are now experimenting with virtual reality in order to provide their passengers with various entertainment and connectivity options. By making use of virtual reality, passengers will have a chance to explore exotic destinations, enjoy live performances and also enjoy sports activities from the comfort of the lounge. For instance, in February 2023, Travel Point Group announced that they are in plans to deliver a gaming point virtual reality lounge at Perth airport in Australia. Moreover, the lounge will include a virtual reality room for five players and one gaming session is expected to last for 30-45 minutes. In addition, the lounge will also house a range of individual high-speed internet gaming stations linked to the stream network which will allow gamers to play using their own accounts or new accounts.

Thus, a growth in the number of air passengers who can afford lounge services and the rising need to improve airport lounges in order to improve passenger experience will drive the growth connectivity and entertainment systems in the near future.

: Airport Lounges Market: Number of Scheduled Passengers boarded by the Airline Industry (Millions), Global, 2018-2022

Asia-Pacific is Projected to Show Significant Growth in the Market During the Forecast Period

In recent years, the aviation sector across Asia Pacific showcase significant growth in terms of number of air travelers, spending on aviation infrastructure, and development of new airports. Various factors such as growth in the number of new airport lounge construction projects as well as a growth in the number of passengers who can afford lounge services within the region will lead to the growth of the market.

There has been a significant growth in the usage of airport lounge services in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years. According to the data presented by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines in the Asia-Pacific region witnessed an increase in the number of air traffic passengers by 98.5% in August 2023 as compared to August 2022. Furthermore, growth in the spending capacity of the passengers has led to various airports within the region increasing their construction of new airport lounges or revamping their existing lounges with better facilities. For instance, in December 2023, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) a hospitality design firm announced that they have collaborated with Air India in order to improve the lounge experiences at New Delhi International Airport. Moreover, the company will be designing Air India’s first and business class lounges at the New Delhi airport.

Furthermore, in July 2023, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) launched the India's biggest lounge facility "Encalm Prive," at the Airport's Terminal 3. It aims to optimise lounge space and provide a luxurious and relaxing environment for business and first-class travellers. Such developments and increasing investment in airport infrastructure drive the market growth across the region.

Airport Lounges Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Airport Lounges Industry Overview

The airport lounges market is moderately fragmented, with various players dominating the market. Some of the major players in the airport lounges market are Qantas Airways Limited, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, American Airlines, and United Airlines, Inc., amongst others.

Airport lounge providers, in recent years, have focused on upgrading their lounge infrastructure in order to provide a more luxurious and comforting experience for their passengers. Moreover, airport lounge providers are also entering into partnerships with various technology companies. They are engaged in working on premium class lounges in order to provide more amenities to meet the needs of the passengers. Furthermore, the integration of new-age technology within airport lounges, such as smart check-ins, virtual reality experiences as well as interactive displays, will lead to generating significant business opportunities within the market in the coming years.

Airport Lounges Market Leaders

  1. Lufthansa

  2. American Airlines

  3. United Airlines, Inc.

  4. Qantas Airways Limited

  5. Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Airport Lounges Market Concentration
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Airport Lounges Market News

December 2023: Dreamfolks, an airport service provider, announced that it had launched a membership program to offer a wide range of lifestyle and travel-related services, including airport lounges, meet and assist facilities, and airport transfers.

September 2023: Airport Dimensions announced that it entered into a joint venture with Swissport to open new lounges at Luton Airport in London by 2024. No1 Lounges would operate the Lounges.

Airport Lounges Market Report - 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 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Service

      1. 5.1.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.1.2 Connectivity and Entertainment

      3. 5.1.3 Passenger Services

    2. 5.2 Lounge Ownership

      1. 5.2.1 Airline, Airport, and Government Owned

      2. 5.2.2 Privately Owned

    3. 5.3 Type

      1. 5.3.1 Economy Lounge

      2. 5.3.2 Premium Lounge

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Qatar

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 United Airlines, Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 American Express Centurion Lounges

      3. 6.2.3 DreamFolks

      4. 6.2.4 Airport Dimensions (Collinson Group Ltd)

      5. 6.2.5 Plaza Premium Group

      6. 6.2.6 Emirates Group (Marhaba Lounge)

      7. 6.2.7 Qantas Airways Limited

      8. 6.2.8 Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

      9. 6.2.9 Lufthansa

      10. 6.2.10 CAVU Experiences (AMER) LLC

      11. 6.2.11 American Airlines


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Airport Lounges Industry Segmentation

Airport lounges offer selected passengers comforts beyond those afforded in the airport terminal, such as more comfortable seating, quieter environments, and often better access to customer service representatives. Furthermore, airport lounges also provide a greater range of amenities and are more comfortable than the waiting areas inside an airport terminal.

The airport lounge market is segmented by service, lounge ownership, type, and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). By service, the market is segmented into food and beverage, connectivity and entertainment, and passenger services. By lounge ownership, the market is segmented into airline, airport and government owned and privately owned. By type, the market is classified into economy lounge and premium lounge. The report also offers the market size and forecasts for major countries across the region. 

For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (USD).

Food and Beverage
Connectivity and Entertainment
Passenger Services
Lounge Ownership
Airline, Airport, and Government Owned
Privately Owned
Economy Lounge
Premium Lounge
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Airport Lounges Market Research FAQs

The Airport Lounges Market size is expected to reach USD 4.21 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 17.52% to reach USD 9.44 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Airport Lounges Market size is expected to reach USD 4.21 billion.

Lufthansa, American Airlines, United Airlines, Inc., Qantas Airways Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited are the major companies operating in the Airport Lounges Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Airport Lounges Market.

In 2023, the Airport Lounges Market size was estimated at USD 3.47 billion. The report covers the Airport Lounges Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Airport Lounges Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Airport Lounges Industry Report

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Airport Lounges Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)