Airline Catering Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Airline Catering Services Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Other Outsourced Functions | Jul 2015

First Class: Demand for premium foods will provide growth opportunities

IBISWorld’s Airline Catering Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
FlyingFood Group FlyingFood Group market share
Gate Gourmet Gate Gourmet market share
LSG Sky Chefs LSG Sky Chefs market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The skies have been smooth for the Airline Catering Services industry during the five years to 2015, following turbulent conditions during the recession. Both consumers and companies have benefited from the economic recovery, increasing demand for air travel and subsequently benefiting the industry's clients. In the coming years, growth will be aided by the continued growth of the economy, which is expected to increase air travel.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Airline Catering Services industry has moderate barriers to entry. There is a moderate degree of market share concentration. The top four companies in the industry, LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, Flying Food Group and Chelsea Food Services, account for 50.4% of the industry's revenue and, as such, they exert a moderate degree of market power. There is also a relatively high degree of capital investment necessary to begin operations, given that airline caterers must produce a high number of passenger meals in a time-efficient manner. Moreover, another primary barrier to entry is the ability to form partnerships with airlines. The industry's top players hold long-standing relationships with major commercial domestic and international airlines... purchase to read more


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What is the Airline Catering Services Industry?

This industry provides food preparation and catering services for domestic flights, international flights (originating in the United States) and nonscheduled domestic flights (e.g. charter flights). Airline caterers generate revenue through the provision of full meals, beverages, snacks and other items, such as cutlery, napkins and cups.

Industry Products
Full mealsBeveragesSnacks
Industry Activities
Preparing in-flight mealsDesigning in-flight menus and creating mealsProviding in-flight snacks and beveragesProviding other in-flight catering services

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