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

The Airline Catering Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The Airline Catering Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2015, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators typically invested $0.06 in capital. Typically, airline caterers must invest in a central facility, commercial-use dishwashers and conveyors, insulated storage facilities, commercial-use ovens, cooling sheds, transportation vehicles and food trolleys. Industry processes are also reliant on employees for menu planning, food preparation, transportation, sales and client liaison roles. The average airline catering has about 150 employees, and wages constitute an estimated 37.5% of revenue for industry operators... 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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