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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

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.

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 Locations Chapter

Typically, airline catering kitchens are located near terminals of major US airports, in order to maximize food freshness and delivery times. As a result, the distribution of industry operators closely follows the geographic dispersion of US airports. The largest region for airline caterers in the United States is the Southeast region, followed by the West and the Southwest region.

The Southeast is the most popular region in the United States for industry operators, with an estimated 29.8% of airline catering facilities located in the region. The Southeast region accounts for 24.0% of domestic and 24.3% of international airline terminals, making it a key destination 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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