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In-Flight Catering Services

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for In-Flight Catering Services in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 59 companies including many key and niche players such as -

AAS Catering Co., Limited
ANA Catering Service Co.,
DO & CO Restaurants & Catering AG
Flying Food Group, LLC
Gate Gourmet Switzerland GmbH

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • The Changing Face of In-Flight Catering Services
  • In-Flight Meal: Close to the Passengers' Heart
  • In-Flight Catering: One of the Most Dynamic Segments in the Catering Industry
  • In-Flight Meal Experience Plays a Major Role in Airline Branding
  • Matching Consumer Expectations: Difficult but Essential
  • Airlines to Strike Balance between Catering Costs and Brand Image
  • Regional Impact of Cost Cutting Initiatives
  • Market Fortunes Intrinsically Tied to the Aviation Sector
    • Table 1: Global Fleet of Aircrafts (in Units) for Years 2011, 2013E & 2015P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: Global Air Traffic Flow (In Billion Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs)) for Years 2011, 2013E, 2015P & 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Ground Handling Services: The Backbone of In-Flight Catering
  • Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table 3: Leading Players in the Global In-Flight Catering Services Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Alpha Flight Group, Gate Gourmet, LSG SkyChefs, SATS, Servair, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Popular In-flight Caterers Worldwide: Awards/Recognitions in 2013
  • Consolidated Nature of the Airport Catering Services Market

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES & DRIVERS

  • Increasing Passenger Air Traffic Worldwide: A Strong Growth Driver
    • Table 4: Estimated Additional Air Travel Passenger Volume (Millions) for China, Asia-Pacific and Globally in 2016 vis-a-vis 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: Growth in Terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK) and Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) by Region: 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 6: Global Passenger Air Traffic Revenues (in $ Billion): 2006-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: Number of International and Domestic Airlines Passengers (2009-2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: Annual Growth in Global Air Traffic Passenger Demand (2005- 2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: Projected Annual Growth in Global Passenger Air-Traffic (Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK)) by Geographic Region: 2014-2033 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: World Air Travel Routes Ranked by Annual Growth Rates: 2010-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • In-Flight Catering Service Enhancements: Spearheading Growth
  • Environmentally Sustainable Food Solutions
  • Food Trucks
  • Onboard Picnic Services
  • Deep Frozen Meals
  • Prepackaged Meals
  • Supplementing Free Meals
  • Hybrid Model in Airline Catering: The Next Big Thing
  • Health-Related and Culturally Diverse Food Preferences Spur Growth in Special Meals
  • Rising Airline-Hotel Collaborations Benefit Market Growth
  • Select Airlines Extend Premium-Quality Foods to Non-First Class Passengers
  • Advent of Online and Mobile Ordering Systems: Latest Fad in In-Flight Catering
  • Buy-On-Board Programs Face Competition from Airports Dining Lounge
  • Select Airlines Focus on Lean Operations, Shed Catering Units
  • Airline Catering Business Lures Private Equity with Steady Cash Flows
  • Low Cost Airlines Initiate the Shift towards Paid Food
  • Other Environmental Factors Add Fuel to the Trend
  • Local Touch to Buy-On-Board Catering
  • Business Class Not Immune to Cost Battles
  • Outsourcing Gains Traction across the Industry Value Chain
  • Developing Countries Continue to Offer Significant Growth Opportunities
    • Table 11: Global Air Travel Passengers Carried (Millions) by Leading Countries: 2010-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Strong Economic & Demographic Fundamentals Powers Market Growth
    • Table 12: GDP Growth for Key Developed and Developing Countries: 2003-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic Region (2012-2018): Breakdown of Population in Millions of Individuals for Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Industry Adopts Novel Concepts in Production, Material & Process Management
  • Regulatory Forces Keep Close Watch
  • Key Challenges Facing the Flight Catering Services Market
  • Logistics & Food Pricing
  • Shortening Supply Chain in In-Flight Catering Industry
  • Security Management
  • Food Safety
    • Lack of Hygiene & Safety

3. SERVICE OVERVIEW

  • Definition
  • Historical Background
  • Key Stakeholders
  • Airline Companies
  • In-Flight Caterers
  • Suppliers
  • Distributors
  • Airline Passengers
  • Architecture of In-Flight Catering System

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES

  • Turkish Airlines Launches a New Catering Concept
  • Heathrow Airport Introduces Onboard Picnic Service

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Dnata Shows Interest in Acquiring LSG Sky Chefs
  • EAN Unveils New Name and Branding
  • LSG Sky Chefs Explores Opportunities in South Korea
  • LSG Sky Chefs to Launch Operations at JKIA
  • TajSATS Extends Partnership with Air India
  • LSG Sky Chefs Launches a New Joint Venture Facility in China
  • LSG Sky Chefs Signs Joint Venture Agreement in Wenzhou, China
  • LSG Sky Chefs Extends Contract with Jetblue
  • LSG Sky Chefs Unveils its New Panama Facility
  • LSG Sky Chefs Extends Contract with Delta Airlines
  • NIIT Technologies Enters Partnership with Qatar Airways
  • Inflight Service and GuestLogix Strengthen Partnership
  • ANA Holdings Partners with Brahim's
  • Brahim's Holdings Acquires Remaining Stake in Brahim's-LSG Sky Chefs Holdings
  • Flying Food Group Adds Kitchen Space for Japanese Cuisine
  • Royal Air Maroc and Servair Enter into Strategic Partnership
  • South African Catering Group formed by Newrest, dnata and Partners
  • Virgin Atlantic Partners with Sustainable Restaurant Association
  • LSG Sky Chefs Acquires Full Ownership of Oakfield Farms Solutions
  • LSG Sky Chefs Acquires Gate Gourmet Brussels
  • Dnata Takes Full Ownership of Servair Airchef
  • New Acquisitions Enable Etihad Airways to Consolidate Operations
  • LSG Sky Chefs and Virgin America Extend Catering Agreement
  • LSG Sky Chefs Enters the Kazakhstan Market
  • Alpha LSG Selects Getronics as its IT Partner
  • Simit Sarayi and LSG Sky Chefs Enter Into a Joint Venture
  • Gate Gourmet Expands Services in New Zealand
  • Global Trade Investment Forms Alliance with Servair
  • Gate Gourmet to Acquire Dutch In-flight Catering Business of Alpha Flight Group
  • Gategroup Takes Over Remaining Stake in Sky Gourmet Catering
  • Air New Zealand and LSG Sky Chefs Sign Agreement
  • Gate Gourmet Takes Over Two Qantas Catering Group Kitchens
  • Gategroup and Virgin Atlantic Airways Enter into Agreement
  • SATS and Singapore Airlines Renew Contracts
  • Gategroup and airberlin Renew Catering Contract
  • Journey Group Secures Contract from JetBlue Airways
  • Gategroup Holding and American Airlines Enter into Agreement
  • LSG Sky Chefs Signs Agreement with Alaska Airlines
  • LSG Sky Chefs Secures New Catering Contract from US Airways
  • Gate Group Enter Into JV Agreement with Travel Food Services
  • Malaysian Airlines & LSGB Re-negotiate Catering Contract
  • Brahim's Holdings to Expand Business Operations
  • LSG Sky Chefs Group Inks Partnership Agreement with Finnair
  • LSG Sky Chefs Europe and Alpha Flight Group Ink JV Agreement
  • Thomson Airways and LSG Sky Chefs Sign New Catering Contract
  • XL Airways France and Newrest Group International Enter into Partnership
  • Newrest Uganda Inflight Services Establishes Inflight Catering Unit in Uganda
  • Entebbe International Airport Establishes In-Flight Restaurant
  • Japan Airlines Collaborates with Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan
  • Etihad Airways Enters into Partnership with Abu Dhabi Organic Farms
  • LSG Sky Chef Commences Operations at JV Facility
  • LSG Sky Chef Establishes New facility in Luanda
  • Virgin Australia Announces Major Enhancement in Services
  • Gategroup Renews Catering Contracts with United Airlines
  • Gategroup and Virgin Atlantic Sign Catering Agreement
  • Servair Unveils Modernized Sky Chef Servair in Seychelles

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • AAS Catering Co., Limited (Japan)
  • ANA Catering Service Co., Limited (Japan)
  • DO & CO Restaurants & Catering AG (Austria)
  • Flying Food Group, LLC (US)
  • Gate Gourmet Switzerland GmbH (Switzerland)
  • Goddard Catering Group (US)
  • Journey Group plc (UK)
  • Air Fayre CA Inc. (USA)
  • Kansai In-flight Catering Co., Limited (Japan)
  • LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG (Germany)
  • LSG Sky Chefs (Germany)
  • Newrest Group International S.A.S (France)
  • SATS Limited (Singapore)
  • TajSATS Air Catering Limited (India)
  • Servair SA (France)
  • The Emirates Group (UAE)
  • dnata (UAE)
    • Alpha Flight Group Limited (UK)
  • Emirates Flight Catering Co., LLC (UAE)

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for In-Flight Catering Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Recession and the Aftermath
    • Passenger Count - An Indication of In-Flight Catering Dynamics
    • Table 17: Air Traffic in the US in Terms of Passenger-Miles in Millions: 2007 to 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: Total Number of Air Traffic Passengers (in Millions) Travelling to or from the United States: 2004 to 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • North American Airlines Adopt New Approach towards In-Flight Food
    • Lean Manufacturing Leads the Way
    • In-Fight Catering- Localized and Personalized
    • Airlines Team up with Advertisers to Offer Branded Products
    • DIY Catering: To the Rescue in Remote Locations
    • Increasing Lack of Adequate Safety Precautions in Airline
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Flying Food Group, Llc - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 19: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: US Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 21: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: Canadian Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 23: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: Japanese Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Impact of Reorganized EU VAT System on In-Flight Catering Services in Europe
    • European Airlines' Buy-On-Board Services
    • In-Flight Caterers Adopt Novel Marketing Methods
    • The United Kingdom
      • UK In-Flight Catering Market Aligns with Global Trends
    • Russia
      • In-Flight Catering Market Overview
      • Changes Abound in Airline Catering Industry
      • Rising Consumer Preferences Incites Changes to Services
      • In-Flight Catering Industry Faces Food Safety Challenges
    • Product/Service Launches
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 25: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: European Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 27: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for In-Flight Catering Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a. CHINA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • High Air Passenger Turnover Expected to Fuel In-Flight Catering in China
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 30: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: Chinese Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • India
      • Market Scenario
      • Low Cost Carriers Offering Considerable Growth Opportunities to In-Flight Caterers
      • Challenges Faced by In-Flight Caterers in India
      • Branded Foods Find Favor with Airlines
      • National Carrier Bows Down to Pressure
      • Rise of Halal Tourism in India
      • Creative Streak of India's Low-Cost Carriers in Buy-On-Board Food Packaging
      • IndiGo
      • JetKonnect
      • Chartered Airlines - The Sunrise Sector
      • Flight Caterers Mull over Diversification into Retail Business to Remain Afloat
      • Competitive Scenario
    • Table 32: Leading Players in Indian In-Flight Catering Services Industry (2013E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Company - Ambassador Sky Chef, LSG SkyChefs, Oberoi Flight Services, Sky Gourmet, and TajSATS Air Catering (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Sri Lanka
      • In-flight Catering Witnesses Resurgence
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 33: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 34: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • The Middle Eastern In-Flight Catering Market to Surge
    • The Middle East Carriers Ahead in On-board Catering Services
    • Back Catering - An Emerging Trend in the Market
    • Rising Passenger Traffic to Drive Saudi Airline Catering Market
    • SACC Dominates Airline Catering Service Market in Saudi Arabia
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 35: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 36: Middle East Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. AFRICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Uganda Welcomes New In-flight Catering Service Provider
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Newrest UISL (Uganda) - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 37: African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: African Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8. LATIN AMERICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 39: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 40: Latin American Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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