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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 | Aug 2013

Upgrading: As airlines cut economy cabin meals, operators add premium first-class options

IBISWorld’s Airline Catering Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-0.6%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
19,260
Businesses
75
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

As the recession reduced a slew of economic indicators, including disposable income, airlines felt demand from consumers and businesses slip away in 2008 and 2009. To reduce costs, many airlines cut expenditures on meal catering services, which already comprised a tiny portion of their budgets. Thus, the Airline Catering Services industry has faced lower demand and stagnant growth over the past five years, even as the economic recovery helped push the industry out of the doldrums. As air travel becomes more widespread and accessible to more consumers, the industry will experience moderate growth over the coming five years.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Airline Catering Services industry has a moderate degree of capital intensity. In 2013, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators typically invested $0.13 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 over 250 employees, and wages constitute an estimated 16.5% 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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