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Advancement in Airports Escalating the Storefront Glass Market.

Published By : IndustryARC | Published On : 2016-06-08
A country is disconnected from a region or the world without airports. The provisions of airports are the prime factor for the connectivity, trade commerce and also for supporting the growth of tourism. Development and upgrading of airports in the region have subsidized to the rapid growth of airlines, construction and several other industries. As per the current trends, ASEAN countries are investing in new building projects and upgrading existing ones to cope with developing demand and increasing capacity.  The private sector is playing a vital role in airport development through engineering, procurement and construction activities. According to United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, infrastructure needs are huge investment in ASEAN countries, projected to be $33 billion will be required in the region to spend on building and expanding airports over the next five years’ time. Like in Indonesia airport authorities are planning to construct new terminal at the Soekarno Hatta airport in Jakarta which is expected to be completed in 2015 whereas in Malaysia government authorities are also concentrating on expansion and development activities.

Apart from the expansion of airports, authorities are also concentrating on architectural systems of airports. Storefront glass is playing an integral role in airport construction industry due to its uniqueness and several other benefits. A storefront is a system of doors and windows which considered being a composite structure. This storefront glass which is fabricated and mounted as a panel system and is denoted as unitized system in the industry. These systems are having same operational and water management mechanism as compared with traditional storefronts. They are usually installed in multi-level, floor to floor, straight single floor runs and punched openings. Moreover, rising demand of energy efficient glasses has invigorated OEMs to shift to insulated glazing from single glazing units.

Airports have improved passenger experience by the advancement of unique retails and food and beverages selection, non-aeronautics department revenue have dramatically improved. Installation of storefront system in airports is the next advanced move of airport authorities due to its various benefits to increase the non-aeronautics department revenue. For example, they are using these storefront glass systems in order to enhance the passenger experience for the future purchases of retail goods; it helps to save the time of installation when delivered to the job site; also offers flexibility to meet concessionaries design standards. As per recent trends, International Air Transport Association (IATA) discussed about airlines and airports regarding the challenges posed by emergent technologies (storefront systems) which will positive impact the industry in near future.

Storefront Glass Market

According to IATA (International Air Transport Association), the North American region is expected to see a 3.0% growth in demand and use the profitability to invest in new fleet. The more number of aircrafts will require more place for its accommodation that is airports. It will gradually elevate the demand for the materials used in the construction of airports.

Hence, with owing to the demand from the end user like airports, storefront glass market is set to experience a boom in the near future.


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