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IBISWorld’s Airport Operations market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low-cost airlines that fly to, from and within Australia have expanded, lowering prices
  • Airports with low-cost terminals are benefiting from the popularity of budget airlines
  • Increases in the number of passengers moving through airports will benefit industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Airport Operations industry has expanded over the past five years. The industry is highly concentrated, with most aircraft movements going through Australia's major airports, such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Industry players generate revenue by charging landing and terminal fees to domestic and international airlines. As a result, the volume of aircraft movements and passengers carried is highly correlated with industry growth.

    The depreciating Australian dollar and Australia's position as a prime tourist location have helped drive inbound tourist numbers over the past five years. A rising number of visitors from Asia, as the burgeoning middle class in these countries increasingly undertakes overseas holidays, has helped fuel this expansion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Airport Operations industry is highly concentrated. Considerable capital and regulatory barriers to entry mean that airports largely operate as monopolies within geographical areas. Most major international airlines fly to airports located near popular tourist destinations. An increase in industry activity therefore tends to benefit the major airports, increasing industry concentration. The industry's concentration may also be attributed to the need to provide connecting flights, which encourages large airports to become regional hubs.

    Over the next five years, concentration within the industry is expected to increase. Aircraft movements and passenger numbers are growing fastest in the major capital city airports. Thi..

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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

  • Aviation research and understanding
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Having a well-defined strategy or goal
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    Industry Products

    What is the Airport Operations Industry?

    Companies in the industry primarily operate international, national or civil airports. Operations include services to air transport such as airport terminals, runways, air traffic control, aerospace navigation and baggage handling. Car parking services provided by airport operators are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Air traffic control and navigation
    Airport aeronautics
    Rental of airport property
    Rental of airport retail space
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Air traffic control
    Air transport navigation
    Airport baggage handling
    Airport terminal operation
    Refuelling and hangar rental

    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
  • Air passenger movements through capital city airports
  • Demand from domestic airlines
  • Demand from international airlines
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Aircraft movements
  • International and domestic
  • Structure and profit
  • 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
  • Non-Scheduled Air Transport
  • Passenger Car Rental and Hiring
  • Duty Free Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Central Government Administration
  • Construction
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators
  • Investigation and Security Services
  • Retail Property Operators
  • Road and Bridge Construction

  • Products & Services
  • Airport aeronautics
  • Air traffic control and navigation
  • Rental of airport retail space
  • Rental of airport property
  • Other services
  • Chart: Airport Operations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer preferences
  • Capacity changes

  • Major Markets
  • Airlines
  • Retailers
  • Other businesses
  • 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
  • Utilities
  • Other costs
  • 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
    Sydney Airport Airservices AustraliaAustralia Pacific Airports Corporation LimitedBAC Holdings LimitedPerth Airport Development Group Pty Ltd
  • Table: Sydney Airport - financial performance
  • Table: Airservices Australia - financial performance
  • Table: Australia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BAC Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Perth Airport Development Group Pty Ltd - 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A parking area for aircraft where they can be refuelled, boarded by passengers and loaded with cargo or baggage.
  • Casa
  • Stands for Civil Aviation Safety Authority, an independent statutory authority responsible for regulating civil air operations in Australia.
  • General Aviation
  • Includes all civil aviation activities other than scheduled and charter passenger and freight air transport.
  • Slot Management
  • A capacity management process used when there is insufficient airport infrastructure to meet demand. This involves airports giving airlines specific landing and departure times to maximise capacity.
  • Taaats
  • Stands for the Australian Advanced Air Traffic System, a flight information sharing system used by air traffic controllers.
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