Aviation Fuel Card Market Size Report – Outlook & Forecast 2030

Aviation Fuel Card Market Size and Forecasts (2020 - 2030), Global and Regional Share, Trends, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Type (Merchant and Branded) and Application (Commercial and Private)

Publication Month : Dec 2023

  • Report Code : TIPRE00031432
  • Category : Aerospace and Defense
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 142
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[Research Report] The aviation fuel card market was valued at US$ 2,459.07 million in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 4,743.44 million by 2030; it is expected to record a CAGR of 8.6% from 2022 to 2030.

 

Analyst Perspective:

Geographically, the aviation fuel card market share is broadly segmented into five major regions—North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and SAM. In 2022, the largest revenue share of the global aviation fuel card market was held by North America, and Asia Pacific is also expected to register the highest growth rate in the global aviation fuel card market during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to growing air travel, increasing demand for cost optimization, and rising aviation fuel consumption. As air travel continues to grow in emerging markets, there is a greater demand for modern and efficient fueling operations to support the increasing number of flights and passengers. Many emerging economies are investing heavily in airport infrastructure to boost their connectivity and interest in tourism and trade. Establishing new airports and expanding existing ones require fuel suppliers. This enables fuel-producing companies and aviation fuel card service providers to expand their network in emerging countries from Asia Pacific. For instance, in April 2023, the Government of India announced its plans to invest ~US$ 11.81 billion in the development of airport infrastructure over the next two years. This investment is a response to the growing travel demand and the need to upgrade and expand existing airport facilities to accommodate the increasing number of passengers and aircraft is driving the aviation fuel card market.

Market Overview:

Based on application, the global aviation fuel card market share is divided into commercial and private. The commercial segment is projected to acquire a larger share of the market, owing to the growing demand for aviation fuel. As per the estimates given by the Airports Council International (ACI) World, 2024 is predicted to be a turning point in global passenger traffic, with 9.4 billion passengers welcomed, an increase of 102.5% from the 2019 level (9.2 billion passengers). On the other hand, the private segment is estimated to register a higher CAGR during the forecasted period. As per the report published by the Institute for Policy Studies in May 2023, in the last two decades, the global fleet of private jets has more than doubled, and in 2022, the manufacturing of private jets reached the highest demand ever.

Based on geography, the global aviation fuel card market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America and Asia Pacific are dominating the market. The aviation industry is one of the notable industries in the US. As per the data published by Airlines for America in 2023, commercial aviation accounts for 5% of US GDP, i.e., US$ 1.25 trillion in 2022. Every day, more than 25,000 flights depart from the US to almost 80 nations, conveying 2.5 million passengers. The UK aviation fuel card market is driven by a variety of factors, such as increased aviation fuel consumption, a rise in preferences for sustainable fuel, and key players’ activities. In August 2023, Avfuel added London Southend Jet Centre, the airport-owned and operated FBO at London Southend Airport (EGMC), to its European dealer network. In the last three years, India's civil aviation industry has emerged as one of the rapidly expanding industries in the country. As per the data provided by the Indian Government in 2023, the air traffic witnessed 327.28 million air traffic movements in 2023, up from 188.89 million in 2022.

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Aviation Fuel Card Market: Strategic Insights

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Market Size Value inUS$ 2,459.07 million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$4,743.44 million by 2030
Growth rateCAGR of 8.6% from 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period2022-2030
Base Year2022
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Market Driver:

 

Rising Fuel Consumption is Driving the Aviation Fuel Card Market Growth

 

Due to the high demand for air travel, overall fuel consumption has increased. In 2022, US airlines carried 194 million more passengers compared to 2021, an increase of 30% year on year. From January to December of 2022, US airlines handled 853 million passengers, up from 658 million in 2021 and 388 million in 2020. In 2021, the European Union (EU) experienced a significant rebound in air travel as the total number of passengers reached 373 million. This figure reflects a remarkable increase of 34.9% compared to the previous year, 2020. The surge in air passenger numbers was observed in Croatia, which experienced a remarkable increase of 84% in comparison to 2021.

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Segmental Analysis:

Based on type, the aviation fuel card market is divided into merchant and branded. Merchant card services are primarily provided by aviation service companies or independent fuel providers. Merchant type is gaining momentum owing to operational flexibility. Branded cards are provided by major fuel and oil companies. Brand loyalty plays a pivotal role, as users are drawn to the recognition and association with specific fuel brands. Thus, although the operation flexibility of branded cards is low compared to merchants, the demand for these cards is growing constantly. On the other hand, merchant card providers have a stronghold of the network owing to agreements with local suppliers and other resources. Thus, merchant aviation fuel cards are projected to grow at a notable growth rate. The merchant segment holds the largest share in 2022 and over the forecasted period due to increasing demand for digital transaction methods using fuel cards, which is driving the aviation fuel card market growth.

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Regional Analysis:

The US, Canada, and Mexico are the major economies in North America that have witnessed growth in the fuel card market for the aviation sector. The North America aviation fuel card market is mainly driven by the growing awareness of the fuel card concept. Moreover, the growing aviation industry in countries such as the US and Canada is further driving the aviation fuel card market. The aviation industry is one of the notable industries in the US. A large network of airports and fixed base operators in the US has supported the increased use of aviation fuel cards. In 2022, the US operated more than 5,100 public airports and 14,850 private airports. The air transportation industry contributes significantly to the Canadian economy. As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the industry contributed US$ 37 billion to Canadian GDP in 2018. Rising aviation fuel consumption and increasing aviation prices are driving the aviation fuel card market in Mexico. In June 2022, state-owned Pemex's wholesale jet fuel prices increased dramatically. The US held the largest share in the North America aviation fuel card market in 2022.

Key Player Analysis:

Shell Plc, BP Plc, Associated Energy Group LLC, Viva Energy Group Ltd., TITAN Aviation Fuels Inc., CSI Enterprises Inc., Total Energies, EPIC Aviation LLC, Avfuel Corp, and Kropp Holdings Inc are among the key aviation fuel card market players with significant market share that are profiled in this aviation fuel card market study.

Recent Developments: 

Inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions are highly adopted by companies in the global aviation fuel card market. A few recent developments by key the aviation fuel card market players are listed below:

Year

News

Country

September, 2023

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, is offering Jet-A1 fuel at Berlin Brandenburg Airport’s (BER) General Aviation (GA) terminal in a newly agreed agency collaboration with ExecuJet. Air bp will refuel aircraft at the GA terminal supported by two Air bp tankers.

Europe

August, 2022

AEG Fuels announced that National Jets is a part of AEG Connect, AEG Fuels’ network of world-class FBOs. Headquartered at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), National Jets has joined a leading group of FBOs carefully selected for their world-class service, operational excellence, and competitive pricing.

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North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are reasons behind the aviation fuel card market growth?

Due to the high demand for air travel, overall fuel consumption has increased. In 2022, US airlines carried 194 million more passengers than in 2021, an increase of 30% year on year. From January to December of 2022, US airlines handled 853 million passengers, up from 658 million in 2021 and 388 million in 2020. In 2021, the European Union (EU) experienced a significant rebound in air travel as the total number of passengers reached 373 million. This figure reflects a remarkable increase of 34.9% compared to the previous year, 2020. The surge in air passenger numbers was observed in Croatia, which experienced a remarkable increase of 84% in comparison to the 2021.

What are market opportunities for the aviation fuel card market?

The need for sustainable aviation fuel is growing significantly to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation industry. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is an alternative jet fuel derived from renewable and waste feedstocks that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions during its entire lifecycle. In recent years, SAF production and use in the US have increased; this fuel is now used by airlines at two major commercial airports in California.

Which region to dominate the aviation fuel card market in the forecast period?

The US, Canada, and Mexico are the major economies in North America that have witnessed growth in the fuel card market for the aviation sector. The North America aviation fuel card industry is mainly driven by the growing awareness of the fuel card concept. Moreover, the growing aviation industry in countries such as the US and Canada is further driving the aviation fuel card market.

What is the future trend for the aviation fuel card market?

Various developed and developing countries across the globe are focusing on increasing their total number of airports. In 2023, the government of Vietnam intends to build more than 30 airports by 2030 in order to enhance tourism and trade. The country has established 22 airports; however, the government is focused on constructing new airports in order to accommodate the growing number of aircraft.

Who are the major vendors in the aviation fuel card market?

Shell Plc, BP Plc, Avfuel Corp, Total Energies, and EPIC Aviation LLC are the key market players operating in the global aviation fuel card market.

The List of Companies - Aviation Fuel Card Market

  1. Shell Plc
  2. BP Plc
  3. Associated Energy Group LLC
  4. Viva Energy Group Ltd
  5. TITAN Aviation Fuels Inc
  6. CSI Enterprises Inc
  7. Total Energies
  8. EPIC Aviation LLC
  9. Kropp Holdings Inc
  10. Avfuel Corp

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  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

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The primarily interview analysis comprise of data obtained from industry participants interview and answers to survey questions gathered by in-house primary team.

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Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

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  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

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