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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Airline Catering Services industry has a moderate degree of market share concentration. In 2015, the top four companies are estimated to account for 50.4% of the industry's revenue. These include top players such as LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, Flying Food Group and Chelsea Food Services. LSG Sky Chefs is the industry's dominant player and holds over a fourth of the Airline Catering Services market. Airline caterers typically operate as independent entities; Chelsea Food Services is one of the only remaining airline caterers operated in-house by a US-based airline, United Airlines. Typically, airline caterers have over 250 employees; the largest companies, LSG and Gate Gourmet, have about 30,000 employees each... 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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