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IBISWorld’s Airport Operations market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Airport Operations industry has high entry barriers and this has remained unchanged over the past five years. Acquiring land is the biggest obstacle for a new entrant in building a large airport. To compete with existing airports, new airports must be located relatively close to a business and population centres, which requires the purchase of expensive land.

As major airports are generally built on land leased from the Federal Government, the government has significant control over the location of new airports. Governments tend to limit development of airports in particular locations to ensure noise and pollution does not negatively affect local residents and to ensure that airspace over major cities does not become overly congested. Whe..

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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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