Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Manufacturers and it is Segmented by Type (Movable Passenger Boarding Bridge and Fixed Passenger Boarding Bridge), Model (Apron Drive Bridge, Dual Boarding Bridge System, Commuter Bridge, Over-the-wing Bridge and Nose-loader Bridge, and T-bridge), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The market size and forecasts for all the above segments are provided in terms of value (USD).

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Size

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 2.09 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.68 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.11 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Analysis

The Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market size is estimated at USD 2.09 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.68 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.11% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The COVID-19 pandemic deleteriously impacted the market as the demand was reduced to minimal due to the imposition of global lockdown restrictions that also halted the ongoing or envisioned airport infrastructure construction or modernization initiatives. However, post the pandemic, the market has registered sustained growth on account of airport infrastructure development projects that are being initiated to sustain air traffic passenger growth.
  • The construction of new airports and the expansion of the existing airports in order to accommodate the increasing air passenger traffic is one of the primary drivers for the adoption and installation of the different types of passenger boarding bridges to facilitate the movement of passengers between the aircraft and the airport terminal, driving the business prospects of the market players during the forecast period. Thus, the enhanced investments in airport infrastructure are anticipated to drive the growth of the airport passenger boarding bridges market.
  • Passenger safety is a primary concern for aviation authorities. However, due to inadequate training or operational glitches of the sensors installed on the passenger boarding bridges, there have been some incidents that have compromised the safety of passengers and the aircraft on the ground. These accidents have primarily been confined to the gate and apron area. They have resulted in damaging both the aircraft and the airport infrastructure while disrupting passenger services and raising safety concerns. Accidents caused by passenger boarding bridges are urging airlines to invest in other safety measures.

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Trends

Construction of New Airports and Ongoing Airport Modernization Programs Driving Installation Base

  • Though there has been a dip in passenger traffic during the year 2020 due to Covid-19, there has been significant growth in air passenger traffic during the past decade has forced several airports to augment their passenger handling capacities. This has led to several countries investing in new airports and expansion of the existing terminals.
  • Passenger boarding bridges are designed to lead travelers/passengers to and fro the aircraft in a comfortable and safe manner, as passengers are not exposed to the weather and noise of the airport. Since the passenger boarding bridges are an extension of the airport terminal itself, they are designed to blend in perfectly with the environment and the architecture of the terminal. The expansion of airports in major cities with huge passenger traffic has created opportunities for manufacturers to introduce and offer their advanced automated PBBs.
  • Countries like India, the United States, China, the Philippines, Australia, and the United Kingdom, have initiated several airport projects that are scheduled for completion during the forecast period. The first phase of the three phases of Long Thanh International Airport, worth an estimated amount of over USD 4 billion, started in December 2020 and is expected to be completed by 2025. This airport will replace Tan Son Nhat to become the largest airport in Vietnam once completed. The entire project is expected to be finished by 2040. Several such projects are underway globally, and several more are expected to be initiated during the forecast period, thereby driving the market prospects of the active market players.
Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market: Ongoing Airport Construction Projects, Global, as of March 2022

Asia-Pacific Region to Grow with a High Growth Rate During the Forecast Period

  • Asia-Pacific's rapid growth in the commercial aviation sector has positioned the region as the largest and fastest-growing in the world. With an increase in investments in airport infrastructures, construction of new airports, and expansion of the existing airports, the growth in Asia-Pacific is anticipated to remain resilient, and the region is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
  • In October 2020, 2 new passenger boarding bridges were installed at Chandigarh International Airport, India. Also, in February 2022, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry announced that 16 new airports are going to be built in the 5 central Indian states. The fourth phase of Shanghai Pudong International Airport expansion has already been initiated in January 2022. Several domestic and international airline operators are planning to initiate their services between popular destination pairs in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering the necessity to modernize the existing airport infrastructure.
  • Moreover, Chinese manufacturers of passenger boarding bridges have been investing significantly in R&D to develop products to fulfill the aesthetic requirement of airports while adhering to the safety requirements of the aviation agencies. Such developments are envisioned to create a favorable market environment and facilitate the growth of the passenger boarding bridges market in Asia-Pacific during the forecast period.
Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market: Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market - Growth Rate by Region (2023 - 2028)

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Industry Overview

The passenger boarding bridges market is consolidated in nature, and leading market players are Thyssenkrupp AG, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., ShinMaywa Industries Ltd, ADELTE Group S.L., and FMT Sweden AB, among others. The countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East represent almost 50% of the global future airport infrastructure improvement and development programs and offer lucrative growth opportunities for the market players. Passenger boarding bridge manufacturers are currently looking at these regions to expand their clientele. Strategic acquisitions and partnerships, along with the establishment of manufacturing and production facilities locally, can be helpful for players to establish a foothold in the local and regional markets.

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Leaders

  1. ADELTE Group S.L.

  2. ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.

  3. ThyssenKrupp AG

  4. FMT Sweden AB

  5. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market Concentration
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Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market News

  • March 2022: ADELTE announced that Spanish airports operator AENA had given a contract to ADELTE to implement ARCOS, a Remote Control Operating System developed by ADELTE in Seville airport. This will make the passenger boarding bridges to be remotely operatable.
  • November 2022: Chennai Airport in India installed the first ever Made in India passenger boarding bridge as a part of the phase II airport modernization program.

Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges 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 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Movable Passenger Boarding Bridge

      2. 5.1.2 Fixed Passenger Boarding Bridge

    2. 5.2 Model

      1. 5.2.1 Apron Drive Bridge

      2. 5.2.2 Dual Boarding Bridge System

      3. 5.2.3 Commuter Bridge

      4. 5.2.4 Over-the-wing Bridge

      5. 5.2.5 Nose-loader Bridge

      6. 5.2.6 T-bridge

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ADELTE Group S.L.

      2. 6.2.2 CIMC Tianda Holdings Co., Ltd.

      3. 6.2.3 ThyssenKrupp AG

      4. 6.2.4 HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG

      5. 6.2.5 John Bean Technologies

      6. 6.2.6 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

      7. 6.2.7 ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.

      8. 6.2.8 Airport Equipment

      9. 6.2.9 UBS Airport Systems

      10. 6.2.10 Vataple Group Ltd.

      11. 6.2.11 PT Bukaka Teknik Utama Tbk

      12. 6.2.12 Ameribridge, Inc.

      13. 6.2.13 Aviramp Ltd.


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Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Industry Segmentation

An airport passenger boarding bridge is also known as an air bridge, jet bridge, or sky bridge. They are used to facilitate passenger movement between the airport terminals and aircraft scheduled prior to takeoff and after landing.

Airport passenger boarding bridges are categorized based on type and model. Based on type, the market is segmented into movable passenger boarding bridges and fixed passenger boarding bridges. By model, the market is segmented into apron drive bridges, dual boarding bridge systems, commuter bridges, over-the-wing and nose-loader bridges, and t-bridge. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. 

For each segment, the market sizes and forecasts are done based on value (USD).

Movable Passenger Boarding Bridge
Fixed Passenger Boarding Bridge
Apron Drive Bridge
Dual Boarding Bridge System
Commuter Bridge
Over-the-wing Bridge
Nose-loader Bridge
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Research FAQs

The Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market size is expected to reach USD 2.09 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.11% to reach USD 2.68 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market size is expected to reach USD 2.09 billion.

ADELTE Group S.L., ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd., ThyssenKrupp AG, FMT Sweden AB and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge 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 Passenger Boarding Bridge Market.

In 2023, the Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market size was estimated at USD 1.99 billion. The report covers the Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Airport Passenger Boarding Bridge Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)