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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Airline Catering Services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Between 2010 and 2020, the industry's value added (IVA), or its contribution to the economy, is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 4.7%. During the same period, US GDP is expected to increase at an average annual rate of 2.5%. While the industry is projected to grow at a faster rate than the overall economy, much of this represents recovery from the recession. Moreover, growth in recent years has benefited from the dramatic collapse of oil prices, which are highly volatile.

The industry depends on demand from the airline industry, which has generally faced difficult conditions over the past decade... 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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