Sunny Horizons for the Baggage Handling System Market


Recently, the Global Commercial Airport Baggage Handling System Market has seen an increase in demand from countries that are building new airports, expanding existing airports and upgrading to more current systems. This sudden positive trend is playing a huge role in driving market growth at a CAGR of 7.43 percent for the 2012-2016 period. 

A Baggage Handling System (BHS) controls the entire process from the place where baggage is sent through the conveyor belt, to sorting the baggage until it is loaded onto the designated aircraft and the baggage carousel.  A big reason for the sudden increase in demand for baggage handling system is the availability of software options which weren’t available back when many larger airports, like those in highly populated metropolitan areas, were being constructed.  Detailed below, are a few of the developments that are largely responsible for increased BHS adoption in airports.

  • Baggage Authentication

With governments striving for high security levels at airports, a baggage handling system  allows airport officials to monitor baggage much more effectively and efficiently than traditional manual inspection methods.  This is mainly because the chances of error is considerably less likely than the odds of human error. 

  • Aeroexpress Rail Services

These special airport express trains do not encounter any traffic congestion and are more cost effective for flyers than taxis or buses.  Recently, developments in these rail services enable passengers to load their luggage onto the train and it is then taken to the correct gate without any further intervention from them.  This huge upgrade has improved efficiency, reduced congestion and improved customer service, which are all contributing to the rise in BHS demand.

  • Congestion Management

With an increase in the number of people who travel, there has been a corresponding need to manage and handle the huge volume of luggage coming through airports.  More airports are investing in a BHS to reduce congestion in baggage claim areas, improve baggage turnaround times and reduce instances of lost or mishandled baggage.  Investing in a high capacity BHS benefits airports by increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction while also keeping BHS manufacturers busy. 

While these improvements to baggage handling system already taking effect, they will continue to contribute to the growth of the commercial airport BHS market as both new and existing airports continue to invest.

So what’s next for the BHS market?

A new concept called an Aerotropolis, in which the plan and layout of a city is concentrated around the airport, is becoming increasingly popular with developers and city planners.  Cities such as Songdo International Business District in South Korea, Zuidas in Amsterdam, Texas and Las Colinas have already adapted the Aerotropolis concept to improve urban development—an initiative that will increase the number of airports being built in the future. 

All things considered, as the world continues to develop, there will always be a need for airports, and with that comes the need for adequate baggage handling systems.  That is why we at TechNavio believe that the Commercial Airport BHS Market see first class results in the years to come.     

For more information, view our 2012-2016 Global Commercial Airports Baggage Handling System Market report.