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

The Airport Security Market Report is Segmented by Security Systems (Surveillance Systems, Biometric Systems, Screening and Scanning Systems, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems, and Fire Safety Systems), Airport Type (Greenfield and Brownfield), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Airport Security Systems Market Size

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Airport Security Systems Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 16.12 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 23.82 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 8.12 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Airport Security Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Airport Security Market Analysis

The Airport Security Market size is estimated at USD 16.12 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 23.82 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.12% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Economic development in various countries is fueling increased air travel demand, necessitating advanced security systems. Governments' substantial investments in aviation infrastructure to modernize airports and enhance airspace management contribute to the growth of the airport security market. The adoption of new technologies, such as AI systems, improves efficiency. The increase in air passenger traffic is attracting investments in the market. Besides, the growing emphasis on the modernization of airport infrastructure is also driving the market’s growth.

With a positive outlook for global air passenger traffic in the next ten years, airlines are increasing their fleet size to cater to more passengers. Airlines are procuring more aircraft and adding more routes, increasing the number of flights airports can handle. As airspaces become busier, the need for better airport management rises.

However, the industry's dependence on technology made it vulnerable to various threats, including cyber-attacks. With the increasing number of sophisticated cyberattacks on airport safety systems worldwide, airports are investing heavily in cyber security to protect their operations and passengers. The growth of the airport security market is also expected to be hampered by the major factors of high maintenance and deployment costs.

Airport Security Systems Market Trends

Biometric Systems Segment to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

  • Various airlines and airports test and use biometrics to speed up airport processes like security checks, check-in, or passport control. Some airports in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore, and Japan use this technology, and various other airports in smaller countries are in the testing phase of biometrics. The US Transportation Security Administration released a roadmap for enhancing aviation security and passenger experience using biometrics to transform the commercial aviation ecosystem by 2026.
  • In September 2023, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced its plans to expand its facial recognition pilot program. The program, used at airport screening checkpoints, will be extended from 115 security lanes to 200 lanes. This initiative uses Credential Authentication Technology with a Camera (CAT-2 ID system). It involves comparing live photos of travelers taken at airport security checkpoints with the photo on their driver’s license or government ID card. This step will not only enhance the security measures at airports but also help minimize the time spent by passengers in security checks.
  • Similarly, in May 2022, Fraport, the airport operator of Frankfurt, launched a project called "Biometrics@Controllane" to improve security at staff access control points. Two partners, including Norwegian biometric technology provider Zwipe, were invited to trial this technology at the airport. The biometric-based digital processing of passengers is expected to ease the process at various checkpoints like terminal entry gates, check-in/ bag drop, security check, and boarding gates. Government initiatives toward integrating advanced biometric technology for faster processing of passengers are expected to drive the segment's growth during the forecast period.
Airport Security Market: Expenditure On Airport Construction Projects, in USD Billion, By Region,  2023

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Generate the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period

  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Growing investment plans of the civil aviation authorities to develop new airports and the rising threat of terrorist activities at the airports are driving the market's growth in the region.
  • With increasing passenger traffic at the airports, countries like India and China are highly investing in developing new airports, expanding existing airports, and modernizing aviation infrastructure in the region.
  • Several regional airports, such as Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, Changi Airport, and Hong Kong International Airport, are leading the race in Asia. These airports undertook significant biometric projects that significantly impacted passenger experience in the coming years.
  • In September 2022, Perth Airport in Australia tested Amadeus’s biometrics technology, which uses passengers' faces as their boarding passes for Singapore Airlines flights. These investments are expected to create demand for new airport security systems for airports and other facilities during the forecast period.
Airport Security Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Airport Security Industry Overview

The airport security market is fragmented, with many players providing different security systems to airports worldwide. Some of the key players in the market are Bosch Ltd, Honeywell International Inc., Smiths Group PLC, Leidos Holding Inc., and RTX Corporation.

Increasing focus on developing new technologies is projected to help the companies gain new customers and increase their geographic presence. Governments and airport operators are currently conducting trials with robots that help security officials provide enhanced security at the airport. Airlines also heavily invest in security systems by partnering with providers to reduce passenger wait times and increase screening speed. This helps OEMs expand their geographic reach. Additionally, the new trend of digitizing airports is expected to open more opportunities for the key players during the forecast period.

Airport Security Market Leaders

  1. Honeywell International Inc.

  2. Smiths Group plc

  3. Leidos Holding Inc.

  4. RTX Corporation

  5. Bosch Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Airport Security Market News

  • September 2023: Hamad International Airport (DOH) partnered with Atos and Royal Schiphol Group to introduce Passenger Digital Assistance Kiosks. It is aimed at facilitating seamless journeys for travelers. These kiosks offer convenient access to information, assist in navigation, and provide live video calls to customer service agents.
  • February 2023: Abu Dhabi International Airport deployed a Single Token Journey (STJ) solution, which attributes a unique digital identifier to every passenger. IDEMIA, an advanced facial recognition technology-based passenger facilitation solution provider, provides the solution in collaboration with NEXT50, an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence firm.

Airport Security Systems 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 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Security Systems

      1. 5.1.1 Surveillance Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Biometric Systems

        1. Face Recognition

        2. Iris and Retina Recognition

        3. Fingerprint Recognition

      3. 5.1.3 Screening and Scanning Systems

      4. 5.1.4 Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems

      5. 5.1.5 Fire Safety Systems

    2. 5.2 By Airport Type

      1. 5.2.1 Greenfield

      2. 5.2.2 Brownfield

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        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 Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

      2. 6.2.2 Leidos Holding Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 Honeywell International Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Bosch Ltd.

      5. 6.2.5 Siemens AG

      6. 6.2.6 Hart Security Limited

      7. 6.2.7 Covenant Aviation Security LLC (CAS)

      8. 6.2.8 Collins Aerospace (RTX Corporation)

      9. 6.2.9 Integrated Detection Systems Ltd.

      10. 6.2.10 Smiths Group PLC

      11. 6.2.11 Elbit Systems Ltd.

      12. 6.2.12 SITA


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Airport Security Industry Segmentation

The airport security systems market includes various products, such as CCTV, terminal security, video surveillance, security robots, and biometrics. It also provides passenger cargo security systems, perimeter protection systems, X-ray screening and substance detection systems, authenticating and identification equipment, wireless alarm systems, fire detection, and alarm systems.

The airport security systems market is segmented by security system, airport type, and geography. By security systems, the market is divided into biometric systems, surveillance systems, screening and scanning systems, perimeter intrusion detection systems, and fire safety systems. Biometric systems are further classified into face recognition, iris and retina recognition, and fingerprint recognition. By airport type, the market is divided into brownfield and greenfield. In addition, the report covers the market sizes and forecasts for the airport security market in major countries across major regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

By Security Systems
Surveillance Systems
Biometric Systems
Face Recognition
Iris and Retina Recognition
Fingerprint Recognition
Screening and Scanning Systems
Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems
Fire Safety Systems
By Airport Type
By Geography
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
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Airport Security Systems Market Research FAQs

The Airport Security Market size is expected to reach USD 16.12 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 8.12% to reach USD 23.82 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Airport Security Market size is expected to reach USD 16.12 billion.

Honeywell International Inc., Smiths Group plc, Leidos Holding Inc., RTX Corporation and Bosch Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Airport Security 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 Security Market.

In 2023, the Airport Security Market size was estimated at USD 14.81 billion. The report covers the Airport Security Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Airport Security Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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