Clear skies: Increasing emand for air travel will support industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Airport Operations market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased air travel will boost demand for airport operators
  • FBO companies largely drive the industry’s establishment growth
  • Increasing business travel will help boost industry demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Increasing passenger traffic at United States airports has benefited the Airport Operations industry over the past five years. In addition, strong demand from domestic airlines and increasing passenger traffic at US airports has benefited this industry. The industry will continue to expand over the next five years as the US economy continues to improve and travel rates grow. Moreover, several airports will invest in new infrastructure to expand capacity and ease congestion. The industry is expected to continue expanding in coming years as demand for air travel continues on its upward trajectory...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Airport Operations industry has experienced growth over the past five years, fueled by increased passenger traffic and growing demand from domestic airlines. Additionally, improving economic conditions in the United States have resulted in rising levels of per capita disposable income and discretionary expenditure, generating significant revenue for the industry’s retail and hospitality operations. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualized rate of 3.3% to $8.8 billion over the five years to 2017, including projected growth of 4.0% in 2017 alone.

    Demand takes off

    As the US economy has experienced relatively steady growth in recent years, consumers have become increasingly willing to purchase nonessential goods and services. For..

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    Additional Insights for the Airport Operations Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Airport Operations Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
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    Industry Products

    What is the Airport Operations Industry?

    This industry includes businesses that operate international, national or civil airports or flying fields. The industry also includes operators that provide aircraft parking, air traffic control services, cargo handling services and other relevant products. Fuel wholesaling and airport janitorial services are excluded from this industry, while most aircraft repair and maintenance services are included in the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul industry (IBISWorld report 48819).

    Industry Products
    Aeronautical services
    Other services
    Parking and ground transportation services
    Retail stores and hospitality services
    Car rental services
    Industry Activities
    Operation and maintenance of airports and runways
    Air traffic control
    Aircraft refueling, taxi, parking and rental of hangar space
    Baggage and cargo handling services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Consumer spending
  • Federal funding for transportation
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents
  • International trips by US residents
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
  • Demand takes off
  • Industry structure
  • Industry profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand factors
  • New technology
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Airport Operations Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Airport Operations Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • International Airlines
  • Domestic Airlines
  • Charter Flights

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Bulk Stations
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • Aeronautical services
  • Parking and ground transportation services
  • Retail stores and hospitality services
  • Car rental services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Airport Operations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individual consumers
  • Passenger airlines
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Airport Operations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Airport Operations

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Airport Operations Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Table: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Airport Operations Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Airport Operations Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Domestic trips by US residents (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Federal Aviation Administration (Faa)
  • A government agency that develops technology, technical information and standards and practices to promote the safe operation of the civil aircraft fleet.
  • Fixed-Base Operator (Fbo)
  • A generally private enterprise that provides aircraft refueling, taxis, parking, hangar space and ramps.
  • Passenger Facility Charges (Pfc)
  • Fees collected by airports that are used for capital projects determined by the FAA.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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