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Airport Operations in the US: Market Research Report

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Airport Operations Market Research Report | NAICS 48811 | May 2017

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

The Airport Operations market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
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... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Airports tend to be located in regions with large populations and significant economic activity, though government regulations and aircraft noise concerns often cause industry establishments to be located at a distance from heavily urbanized areas. The geographic spread of airport operators is also affected by a region's transportation infrastructure and environmental policy.


The Southeast is the most populous region in the United States, accounting for 25.7% of the total US population. As a result, airport operators in this region benefit from a steady stream of consumers who require industry services for both personal and professional travel. Mor.. ... purchase to read more

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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and Consumer spending in the Airport Operations industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    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 servicesOther servicesParking and ground transportation servicesRetail stores and hospitality servicesCar rental services
    Industry Activities
    Operation and maintenance of airports and runwaysAir traffic controlAircraft refueling, taxi, parking and rental of hangar spaceBaggage 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
  • Includes:
  • 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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    This report on Airport Operations:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Airport Operations market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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