The global smart airport market has been segmented based on technology, application, terminal type, airside, landside, and region. The technology market is classified into communication systems, passenger, end devices, cargo and baggage handling, air traffic management systems, security systems, and others. The security system segment is anticipated to dominate the market, in terms of investment, throughout the forecast period. The security systems segment is probably going to be driven by rising demand for bio-metric devices by airports for the identification and checking process.
smart airport market is predicted to expand due to high demand for terminal-side, and land-side services. The terminal type market is anticipated to be driven by rising demand for digital video surveillance and management solutions by airports to boost the safety and productivity of the workplace. Moreover, the increase in penetration of smartphones and tablets is playing a significant role in dynamic of smart airports. Effective customer service and reduction in cost are the two main edges provided by the presence of mobile check-in facilities.
Demand for automated and self-service kiosks has increased. In addition, the increasing number of passengers at airports would lead to effective managing of airport operations. This is, in turn, driving the need for upgraded solutions that may ease and allow automation of the processes at airports. A majority of airports are currently specializing in self-service solutions and adopting new technologies, such as artificial intelligence kiosk, face recognition, automated passport management, and others, to manage airport operations effectively. Companies are introducing advanced technology solutions and systems within the market and are investing heavily in digital technologies and IT to supply value added services to customers. Rising demand for various technologically advanced communication systems, non-aeronautical systems, and security systems is anticipated to drive the market growth throughout the forecast period.
In the recent years, the European Union witnessed a rise in the number of air passengers. It is expected that the air passenger volume is going to expand in the coming years. This increase in air traveler volume in the Europe region is one of the key drivers for smart airport construction. In addition, the European countries are well-liked tourist destinations and are widely preferred by tourists around the world. Similarly, developments in the Middle East are increasing at a steady pace, catered by strong developments of the tourism sector, and as a result, the demand for smart airports will increase in this region throughout the forecast period.