Slowing down: Increasing air travel will aid demand, but intense competition will inhibit growth

The Airport Shuttle Operators industry is expected to increase slightly during the five years to 2016. An increase in domestic trips by US residents and inbound trips by non-US residents will benefit the industry. However, As shared ride options expand into more cities and drivers obtain permits to operate at airports, the cost of private car service is anticipated to decrease strongly and limit the price benefit of shuttle services, therefore suppressing industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Convenient car service applications have driven the industry to consistent losses
  • Shuttles maintain cost competitiveness through shared-rides and strategic airport partnerships
  • International tourists will visit the United States in greater numbers, boosting demand for shuttles
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Wages are high as a share of industry revenue because drivers are required to transport passengers. The typical industry operator spends about $0.15 on capital expenditures for every dollar spent on wages. The industry's low capital intensity is a product of the industry's business model. Many airport shuttle operators work for themselves or employ fewer than 10 people. Conversely, larger operators have a slightly higher capital intensity because they must invest in an integrated reservation system that allows them to communicate with their entire fleet...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Airport Shuttle Operators Industry

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

  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Establishments of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and Corporate profit in the Airport Shuttle Operators industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Airport Shuttle Operators Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing passenger transportation by automobile or bus to, from or between airports over fixed routes.

    Industry Products
  • Local shuttle services for leisure
  • Local shuttle services for business
  • Long-distance shuttle services
  • Industry Activities
  • Fixed-route airport transport
  • Inter-airport transport
  • Online and phone reservation booking
  • Baggage handling for passengers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Corporate profit
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Shifting gears
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Damper on demand
  • Profit and public transport
  • Table: Airport Shuttle Operators Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Parking Lots & Garages
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Local shuttle services for leisure
  • Local shuttle services for business
  • Other
  • Long-distance shuttle services
  • Chart: Airport Shuttle Operators Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45-64
  • Consumers aged 30-44
  • Consumers aged 18-29
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Airport Shuttle Operators Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    Earnings before interest and taxesWagesPurchasesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Airport Shuttle Operators

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Airport Shuttle Operators Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Airport Shuttle Operators Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Domestic trips by US residents (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alternative Fuel Vehicle
  • A vehicle that runs on a fuel other than petroleum. Also refers to any technology that powers an engine that does not involve solely petroleum (e.g. electric and hybrid vehicles).
  • Gps
  • Stands for global positioning system. A space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information
  • Shared-Ride
  • Transportation arrangement typically priced at a reduced rate in exchange for the customer agreeing to allow the shuttle to pick up additional passengers en route to the same general destination.
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