Taking off: Falling airfares have boosted passenger numbers and increased revenue

The Airport Operations industry has performed well over the past five years. Competition in the downstream Airlines industry on trans-Tasman routes has lowered airfares, increasing inbound and outbound passenger numbers. The industry's three largest airports, Auckland Airport, Christchurch International Airport and Wellington International Airport, have all benefited from this trend through higher per-passenger revenue and retail rents. Regional airports have also been assisted by budget airline Jetstar's competition with Air New Zealand on regional routes. Airways, the government-owned entity that controls air traffic in New Zealand's Flight Information Region, has expanded to meet rising demand for monitoring and surveillance due to increased aircraft movements...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Surging international passenger numbers have contributed to strong revenue growth for airports
  • Airports have been expanding runways and upgrading terminals to cater for surging demand
  • China is set to become a fast-growing market for New Zealand tourism over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Airport Operations industry has grown strongly over the past five years. Many major airlines have expanded their capacity on trans-Tasman and long haul international flights. This trend, coupled with falling fuel prices, has lowered airfares, supporting strong growth in inbound and outbound tourism numbers. As airports typically generate revenue on a per-passenger and per-flight basis, industry revenue has surged. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 6.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.8 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 3.8% in the current year.Industry structureThe three largest airports in New Zealand are Auckland Airport, Christchurch International Airport and Wellington International Airport. The...purchase to read more.

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    What is the Airport Operations in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry players operate domestic, international and civil airports. Firms operate and maintain airport terminals and runways, and provide air traffic management and baggage handling services. Industry players also rent out surrounding airport facilities to retail businesses.

    Industry Products
  • Aeronautical services
  • Rental of airport retail space
  • Air traffic control services
  • Rental of carpark space
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Air traffic management
  • Air transport navigation
  • Airport terminal operation
  • Airport baggage handling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from airlines
  • Domestic tourist visitor days
  • International travel to New Zealand

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Airline trends
  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Air traffic control
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tourism trends
  • Growth markets
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Investment
  • Table: Airport Operations Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Passenger Car Rental and Hiring in New Zealand
  • Airlines in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in New Zealand
  • Investigation and Security Services in New Zealand

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

  • Demand Determinants
  • New Zealand dollar
  • Airline capacity

  • Major Markets
  • Airlines
  • Retailers
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Airport Operations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • 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
    Auckland International Airport Limited, Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited, Christchurch International Airport Limited, Wellington International Airport Limited,
  • Table: Auckland International Airport Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Christchurch International Airport Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Wellington International Airport Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Airport Operations Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aircraft Movement
  • A take-off, landing or missed approach, as defined by Airways New Zealand.
  • Flight Information Region
  • A pre-determined region of airspace that a country is required to monitor.
  • Hub
  • Airlines often have hub airports, which are destinations used as connections or transfers for international flights.
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