The global baggage handling system market is projected to grow to USD 10.3 billion by 2025 from USD 7.5 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 6.6%. Improvement in the current infrastructure of airports and establishment of new airports would accelerate the growth of the baggage handling system market. The higher cost of maintaining advanced baggage handling systems is restraining the growth of the baggage handling system market.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant decline in revenues of airports, railways, and marine sectors across the globe. Additionally, decline in passenger footfall after the partial lifting of lockdowns, along with restricted, preferential travel, considering the fear of a second wave of the pandemic, has affected all the modes of transport. This has resulted in reduced/delayed infrastructure investments, thereby affecting the demand for baggage handling systems and associated solutions in 2020. Thus, year-on-year growth for these segments is negative from 2019 to 2020. However, resuming of various airport development projects may give a modest push to the baggage handling system market.
“Self-service to be the fastest growing baggage handling system market, by check-in service type.”
Self-service check-in is projected to be the fastest growing market in the baggage handling market by 2025. Airports are planning to be more customer-centric in terms of their services. Self-service bag check-in technologies such as kiosks are currently the trending technology at all major airports. Passenger IT Insights 2019 reports that passengers are more satisfied when they are using self-service check-in technology. For instance, the automated passport control system had risen from 21% in 2017 to 44% in 2018. Hence, self-service check-in is gaining momentum and is the fastest growing service in the baggage handling system market.
“Barcode system to be the largest baggage handling system market, by tracking technology.”
Barcode tracking technology is the most widely used technology in baggage handling. Moreover, this system is cost-effective and easy to implement compared to other systems such as RFID. Most airports in developed and developing countries are still using barcode tags and readers because of their low cost and proven efficiency. As per industry insights, the barcode system is expected to continue dominating the overall market, as the RFID system is still in its initial stage of growth. Hence, Barcode tracking technology is the largest segment and will continue to be the highest contributor to the baggage handling system market.
“Asia Oceania is estimated to be the largest growing market for baggage handling system, by region.”
The Asia Oceania baggage handling system market is driven by the dominating airport industries in China and India. In recent years, the region has seen the highest airport and metro infrastructural growth. Strong economic growth, increasing focus on smart cities, development related to old airports, and favorable government policies have triggered the demand for baggage handling systems in the region. Daifuku (Japan) is the leading baggage handling system player in the region. Due to the ever-growing air passenger traffic, China accounts for the highest share in the total Asia Oceania baggage handling system market. Additionally, with a significant focus of the government on the development of new airports, India is expected to play a key role in the Asia Oceania baggage handling system market. On the other hand, MEA is estimated to be the fastest growing region of the baggage handling system market. The growth of the MEA baggage handling system market is fueled by factors such as increasing government investments in airport infrastructure, rising demand for air travel in neighboring regions such as Asia Oceania and Europe, expansion of trade and tourism, and centrality of the region in the global trade network. In recent years, the UAE has become a global leader in trade and tourism, which has led to increased air travel to and from this region significantly. The FIFA World Cup in 2022 is scheduled to take place in Qatar, and the country has undertaken several infrastructural development projects to cater to the global audience. Owing to the above-mentioned factors, Asia Oceania is estimated to be the largest and MEA the fastest growing baggage handling system markets.
Additionally, China has curbed the spread of the virus in the early second quarter of 2020, and hence, the recovery started than other countries like India and Southeast Asian countries. In India, Delhi’s IGI airport terminal expansion project has been delayed. The timeline of terminal expansion plan has been impacted by COVID-19 due to lockdown and shortage of workers. Therefore, the deadline is likely to shift from mid-2020 to the end of 2023. Thus, the demand for baggage handling systems is expected to increase post-COVID-19 after the resumption of projects. However, with the introduction of lockdown relaxations in India, passenger traffic improved in the second half of the year, thereby contributing to the transportation sector. Similarly, in September 2020, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China has resumed construction of all major railway projects, followed by 87% resumption of airport construction projects. This is anticipated to contribute to the demand for baggage handling systems in China during the forecast period.
Breakup of primary respondents
- By Company Type: Tier I - 60%, Tier II - 20%, and Others* -20%
- By Designation: C level - 40%, D level - 30%, Others – 30%
- By Region: Europe - 40%, Americas - 10%, Asia Oceania - 20%, MEA – 30%
Note: others – sales executive, service engineers etc.
Others*- Third party sellers
The baggage handling system market is dominated by global players and comprises several regional players as well. The key players in the high voltage battery market are Siemens (Germany), Vanderlande Industries (Netherlands), Daifuku (Japan), Pteris Global Limited (Singapore), Fives (France), and SITA (Switzerland). The study includes an in-depth competitive analysis of these key players in the baggage handling system market with their company profiles, SWOT analysis of the top 5 companies, recent developments, and key market strategies.
The study segments the baggage handling system market by mode of transport (airport, railway, and marine), tracking technology (barcode and RFID), service (assisted service and self-service), type (conveyor and DCV), solution (check-in, screening, and loading; conveying and sorting; and unloading and reclaim), and region [Asia Oceania (China, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Rest of Asia Oceania), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, UK, and Rest of Europe), Americas (Brazil, Canada, Mexico, US, and Rest of Americas), MEA (Qatar, South Africa, UAE, and Rest of MEA)].
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