Airports constitute a major segment of the aviation industry value chain. The infrastructure intensive airports industry not only provides support to the growing aviation industry, but also acts as a major propeller of technology adoption across the industry. An airport system consists of both aeronautical and non-aeronautical functions. The aeronautical functions covering passenger and cargo handling, aircraft ground handling, airport operations and security are core to any airport.
The major factors driving the airports sector are the growing tourism industry, reviving aviation industry, development of new regional and domestic routes and increasing penetration of low cost carriers in the emerging markets. Asia Pacific and Middle East are the major growth markets in the airport sector with major airport construction projects undergoing in China and UAE.
The major challenges faced by the airport industry are maintenance of high level of security standards, handling of increasing passenger traffic and substandard equipment.
The industry is witnessing technological developments to drive security, operational efficiency and customers comfort. There is a drive towards developing “smart airports”, to improve passenger experience. The sector is experiencing major technological development in the areas of baggage handling systems, passenger boarding bridges, ground handling system, etc.
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