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

The Airport Terminal Operations Market Report is Segmented by Operation Type (Terminal Infrastructure Maintenance and Upgrade, Passenger Screening, Catering and QSR, Smart Technologies, Baggage Screening, and Aircraft MRO) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). the Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Airport Terminal Operations Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 7.96 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 12.79 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 9.95 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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Airport Terminal Operations Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Airport Terminal Operations Market Analysis

The Airport Terminal Operations Market size is estimated at USD 7.96 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 12.79 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.95% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market is driven by the need for managing passengers, aircraft, and baggage on time at airports, the construction of new airports or terminals, and the increase in air passenger traffic. However, operational accidents and missing/loss of baggage remain concerns for the market.

The substantial rise in passenger traffic and increasing demand for air travel have led to a significant increase in the demand for efficient airport operations, which soars the procurement of new-generation equipment integrated with the Internet of Things (IoT), GPS, and sensors over the last decade. Airport equipment manufacturers are developing new models integrated with smart airport technologies. As a result, the emphasis on new technologies, like sensor-based products, connectivity, and IoT platforms, is increasing. Thus, these sorts of advancements will be fueling the growth of the market. However, high upgrade costs would hamper the growth of the market.

Airport Terminal Operations Market Trends

The Baggage Screening Segment is Anticipated to Dominate Market Share During the Forecast Period.

Major airports are focusing on minimizing passenger delays at checkpoints while maintaining an advanced level of security. The modernization of new airports and technological advancements fuel the market's growth. 

The increasing focus on improving operational efficiency at airports is expected to lead the market's growth in the coming years. Technological advancements, such as robot utilization for baggage handling processes and endeavors, including establishing new airports and expanding existing terminals, are expected to show a positive outlook for the growth of this segment. 

The renovation of baggage screening systems at various airports will also lead to growth in the market. In addition, most global airport authorities are now investing in renewing airport infrastructure to offer better comfort and baggage handling experience. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global adoption of RFID can help the aviation industry save billions of dollars over the coming years. For instance, in March 2022, Analogic Corporation announced that the company's ConneCT computed tomography (CT) checkpoint security screening system had been deployed at a TSA checkpoint at the Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in the US. Integrating the new CT system is part of the TSA’s Checkpoint Property Screening Systems (CPSS) program, which will have Analogic install over 300 mid-size CPSS systems into airport security checkpoints around the country. Similar initiatives by airport operators in other regions are expected to propel segment growth during the forecast period.

Airport Terminal Operations Market: World's Top 5 Busiest Airports by Passenger Traffic, 2023

Asia-Pacific is Anticipated to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate market share and witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the construction of new airports and the modernization of the existing airport facilities, mostly in India, China, and some countries in Southeast Asia, like Vietnam and Thailand, to increase their passenger handling capacities. China had a total of more than 230 civil airports by 2018, and China is planning to have a total of 450 airports by 2035 by building around 220 new airports in the next 16 years to cater to the growing air passenger traffic demand. Also, in February 2022, Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) announced its intentions to offer a comfortable and efficient travel experience using integrated smart technologies, injecting smart technology into a variety of smart fields, from pandemic prevention and control to passenger service enhancement and airport operation efficiency improvement.

Also, airport managers are replacing the old systems with newer ones so that screening can be done more quickly and efficiently. For example, in January 2022, the Perth Airport started a project called "Passenger Screening Reform (CT Upgrade)" to update the infrastructure for screening passengers in all terminals. Under the project, the airport will install new body scanners, explosive trace detection systems, walkthrough metal detectors, x-ray machines, and secondary viewing stations with explosive trace detectors at its terminals to boost domestic and international aviation security. Several such procurements are scheduled to materialize during the forecast period, and such procurements are anticipated to accelerate the growth of the market.

Airport Terminal Operations Market - Growth Rate by Region (2023 - 2028)

Airport Terminal Operations Industry Overview

The airport terminal operations market is fragmented, and the businesses are aligning their products and services to either be the best at one type of product or to become a full-service manufacturer and provider of security and detection products. Some major players in the airport passenger screening systems market are SITA, BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. K.G., ADELTE GROUP S.L., Smiths Group, and thyssenkrupp AG are some of the prominent players in the market studied.

These companies have expanded their presence in various regions through partnerships with airport authorities and airlines. For instance, in December 2022, TSA launched a high-tech baggage handling system at Denver International Airport. The Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) features a complicated network of conveyor belts that sort and track the luggage through the security screening process at a potential cost of USD 160 million. As the market demand improves with the growth in passenger traffic, it is expected that the smaller players are expected to gain a competitive advantage to cater to customers’ needs.

Airport Terminal Operations Market Leaders

  1. SITA

  2. Smiths Group

  3. BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG


  5. thyssenkrupp AG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Airport Terminal Operations Market News

  • February 2023: In order to modernize its daily operations at the airport, London Luton Aiport (LLA) in the United Kingdom announced that it had deployed SITA’s Airport Management Solution. By employing this technology, LLA added that it could automate daily chores at the airport, such as making plans for weekly aircraft stands and bus schedules.
  • October 2022: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) expected to boost its airside operations after purchasing 62 electric vehicles. It is anticipated that gradually adopting electric vehicles will reduce 10,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year within three to four months.

Airport Terminal Operations 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 Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      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 Operation Type

      1. 5.1.1 Terminal Infrastructure Maintenance and Upgrade

      2. 5.1.2 Passenger Screening

      3. 5.1.3 Catering and QSR

      4. 5.1.4 Smart Technologies

      5. 5.1.5 Baggage Screening

      6. 5.1.6 Aircraft MRO

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. South Korea

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Saudi Arabia

        4. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 OSI Systems Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Smiths Group

      3. 6.2.3 Siemens AG

      4. 6.2.4 ADELTE GROUP S.L.

      5. 6.2.5 BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG

      6. 6.2.6 thyssenkrupp AG

      7. 6.2.7 SITA

      8. 6.2.8 Robert Bosch GmbH (Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH)

      9. 6.2.9 Honeywell International Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 C.E.I.A. SpA (Ceia Di Manneschi Giovanni & Benedetti Rosanna Sapa)

      11. 6.2.11 Agilent Technologies Inc.


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Airport Terminal Operations Industry Segmentation

An airport terminal is designed to ensure a streamlined flow of passengers, both outgoing and incoming, and it houses all necessary facilities, such as ticketing services, passenger screening checkpoints, catering and QSR hubs, and baggage screening and sorting systems.

The airport terminal operations market is segmented by operation type and geography. By operation, the market is segmented into terminal infrastructure maintenance and upgrade, passenger screening, catering and QSR, smart technologies, baggage screening, and aircraft MRO. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the airport terminal operations market in major countries across different regions. For each segment, the market size is provided in terms of value (USD).

Operation Type
Terminal Infrastructure Maintenance and Upgrade
Passenger Screening
Catering and QSR
Smart Technologies
Baggage Screening
Aircraft MRO
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
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Airport Terminal Operations Market Research FAQs

The Airport Terminal Operations Market size is expected to reach USD 7.96 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 9.95% to reach USD 12.79 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Airport Terminal Operations Market size is expected to reach USD 7.96 billion.

SITA, Smiths Group, BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG, ADELTE GROUP S.L. and thyssenkrupp AG are the major companies operating in the Airport Terminal Operations Market.

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

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Airport Terminal Operations Market.

In 2023, the Airport Terminal Operations Market size was estimated at USD 7.24 billion. The report covers the Airport Terminal Operations Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Airport Terminal Operations Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Airport Terminal Operations Industry Report

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