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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Airline Catering Services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Between 2008 and 2018, the industry's value added (IVA), or its contribution to the economy, is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 0.9%. During the same period, US GDP is expected to increase at an average annual rate of 2.1%; thus, the industry's contribution to the overall economy is declining at a slow pace, a trend characteristic of a mature industry.

The industry depends on demand from the airline industry, which has generally faced difficult conditions over the past decade. This market has struggled with rising fuel prices, which have forced airlines to cut meals and other amenities on flights, hurting demand for industry services... 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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