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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 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 71 companies including many key and niche players such as DO & CO Restaurants & Catering AG, Flying Food Group, LLC, Gate Gourmet Switzerland GmbH, Journey Group plc, Air Fayre CA Inc., LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, LSG Sky Chefs, Newrest Group International S.A.S, SATS Limited, TajSATS Air Catering Limited, Servair SA, The Emirates Group, dnata, Alpha Flight Group Limited, and Emirates Flight Catering Co., LLC. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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. OUTLOOK

  • Aviation Sector Sets the Tone for Catering Services Market
  • Impact of Recession in Retrospect
  • The Changing Face of In-Flight Catering Services
  • Challenging Times for the Airline Operators
  • Current and Future Analysis
  • Developing Region - Frontiers of Growth
  • Rising Passenger Count - A Key Driver for In-Flight Catering Industry
    • Table 1: Airline Passenger Traffic (2007-2011): Revenue Passenger-Kilometers (RPKs) (in Billions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: Airline Passenger Traffic Distribution (2007-2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of RPKs by Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Keeping Pace with Changing Passengers' Attitudes: A Tough Ask

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • In-Flight Meal - Close to the Passengers' Heart
  • In-Flight Catering - the Most Complex Sector in the Catering Industry
  • Ground Handling Services- The Backbone of In-Flight Catering
  • In-flight Food Prices Dependent upon Inflation
  • Airlines Focus on Lean Operations, Shed Catering Units
  • Airline Catering Business Lures Private Equity with Steady Cash Flows
  • Industry Adopts Novel Concepts in Production, Material & Process Management
  • Regulatory Forces Keep Close Watch
  • Competitive Scenario
    • Table 3: Leading Players in the Global In-Flight Catering Services Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for LSG SkyChefs, Gate Gourmet, Servair, SATS, Alpha Flight Group and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Consolidation of the Airport Catering Services Market

3. TRENDS & ISSUES

  • Airlines Trying to Enhance In-Flight Catering, Especially in Front Cabins
  • Matching Consumer Expectations: Difficult yet Essential
  • Airlines Extend Premium-Quality Foods to Non-First Class Passengers
  • Innovative Strategies to Reinvigorate Catering Sector
  • Prepackaged Meals
  • Supplementing Free Meals
  • Outsourcing
  • 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
  • Airlines to Strike Balance between Catering Costs and Brand Image
  • Regional Impact of Cost Cutting Initiatives
  • Outsourcing Gains Traction across the Industry Value Chain
  • Challenges Facing Flight Catering Services Market
  • Logistics & Food Pricing
  • Shortening Supply Chain in In-Flight Catering Industry
  • Security Management
    • Safety of In-Flight Food Products Gains Importance
      • Lack of Hygiene & Safety

4. SERVICE OVERVIEW

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

5. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES

  • Malaysia Airlines Improves In-Flight Meal Menu
  • Evergreen Apple Nigeria Unveils Wings In-Flight Catering Service
  • Westjet Unveils Pre-Order In-Flight Meals Service for Select Flights
  • Hawaiian Airlines Introduce Local Flavors on In-Flight Catering Menu
  • Japan Airlines Unveils New In-Flight Meals
  • Qatar Airways Introduces New Five Star In-Flight Dining
  • Estonian Air Unveils New In-Flight Meal
  • Dragonair Introduces New Seasonal In-Flight Meal Menu
  • Korean Air Introduces New In-Flight Meal Options
  • Laduree UK Introduces In-flight Catering Services for Private Jets
  • Dana Air Reintroduces Special Meal for Muslim Passengers during Ramadan
  • British Airways Launches New Range of Onboard Drinks and Menus
  • Thai Airways Introduces Pre-Order In-Flight Meal Services for Royal Class Passengers
  • Jet Airways Launches Epicurean Series In-Flight Dining Service
  • Turkish Airlines Introduces Flying Chef Service
  • Newrest Launches In-flight Catering Services in French West Indies
  • Private Flight Global Adds Features to Private Flight Online System
  • Absolute Taste Introduces Squairmeal In-flight Meal Service

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Brahim's Holdings Acquires Remaining Stake in Brahim's-LSG Sky Chefs Holdings
  • Global Trade Investment Forms Alliance with Servair
  • Flying Food Group Adds Kitchen Space for Japanese Cuisine
  • Royal Air Maroc and Servair Enter into Strategic Partnership
  • Gate Gourmet to Acquire Dutch In-flight Catering Business of Alpha Flight Group
  • Gategroup Takes Over Remaining Stake in SkyGourmet Catering
  • Air New Zealand and LSG Sky Chefs Sign Agreement
  • Gate Gourmet to Take 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
  • Travel Food Services and Gate Gourmet Sign JV Agreement
  • Thomson Airways and LSG Sky Chefs Sign New Catering Contract
  • XL Airways France and Newrest Group International Enter into Partnership
  • Canonica Nice and Newrest Group International Form Joint Venture
  • 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 SkyChef Servair in Seychelles
  • dnata Acquires Interest in Wings Inflight Services
  • Universal Weather and Aviation Acquires In-flight Catering Business of Air Chef Holdings
  • Gate Gourmet Switzerland Inks Agreement with Iberia
  • LSG Sky Chefs Forms Joint Venture with First Catering Produktion
  • Bangkok Air Catering to Establish Second Facility at Phuket Airport
  • SATS Investments Acquires Minority Interest in Adel Abuljadayel Flight Catering
  • Empire Aviation and Private Flight Global Ink Agreement
  • Newrest and EBX Group Form Joint Venture
  • United Airlines Extends Contract with LSG Sky Chefs
  • Alpha Flight Group Inks MoU with LSG Lufthansa Service Holding to Form JV
  • British Midland Awards Short Haul Catering Business to LSG Sky Chefs
  • Gama Aviation Enters into Agreement with Private Flight
  • LSG Sky Chefs Re-Enters Chicago Market
  • dnata Acquires Alpha Flight Group
  • Gate Gourmet Switzerland Purchases Majority Interest in Skygourmet Catering
  • Blue Sky In-Flight Catering Establishes Production Facility at Morristown Airport
  • Ri-Yaz Hotel & Resort to Invest into Airline Catering Business
  • GuestLogix and Alpha Flight Services Enter into Partnership
  • First Catering and Newrest Form Joint Venture
  • Air Tahiti Nui Selects Newrest Group International
  • Newrest Spain Secures Multiple Contracts
  • Rizon Jet Selects Private Flight Global as Provider of In-Flight Catering Services
  • gategroup Holding Inks Contracts with Delta Air Lines
  • Royal Jordanian and Alpha Flight Services Extended Contract

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • DO & CO Restaurants & Catering AG (Austria)
  • Flying Food Group, LLC (US)
  • Gate Gourmet Switzerland GmbH (Switzerland)
  • Journey Group plc (UK)
  • Air Fayre CA Inc. (USA)
  • 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)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 4: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: 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 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 6: 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 2004, 2012, and 2018 (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 7: Passenger Yields in the US Airline Market (2011): Breakdown of Yield (in Cents Per Mile) by Select U.S Airline Companies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: Average Food Spend Per Passenger by Airline Company in the United States for 2011 (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 9: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: US Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Product/Service Launch
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 11: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 12: Canadian Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 13: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: Japanese Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (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
      • Russian In-Flight Catering Market - An 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
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 15: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: European Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 17: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: 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 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: 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 2004, 2012, and 2018 (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 Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 20: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: Chinese Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (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
      • Chartered Airlines - The Sunrise Sector
      • Flight Caterers Mull over Diversification into Retail Business to Remain Afloat
      • Competitive Scenario
    • Table 22: Indian Leading Players in In-Flight Catering Services Industry (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Company - TajSATS Air Catering, Oberoi Flight Services, Sky Gourmet, Ambassador Sky Chef, and LSG SkyChefs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Sri Lanka
      • In-flight Catering Witnesses Resurgence
    • Product/Service Launches
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 23: 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 2010 through 2018 includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. MIDDLE EAST

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Middle Eastern In-Flight Catering Market to Surge
    • 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
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 25: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: Middle East Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. AFRICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Product Launches
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 27: African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: African Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8. LATIN AMERICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 29: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: Latin American Historic Review for In-Flight Catering Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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