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In-Flight Catering Services - Global Strategic Business Report Product Image

In-Flight Catering Services - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 2255384
  • March 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 225 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

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
- 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.

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IN-FLIGHT CATERING SERVICES - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary

1. OUTLOOK II-1
Aviation Sector Sets the Tone for Catering Services Market II-1
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-1
The Changing Face of In-Flight Catering Services II-2
Challenging Times for the Airline Operators II-3
Current and Future Analysis II-3
Developing Region - Frontiers of Growth II-3
Rising Passenger Count - A Key Driver for In-Flight Catering
Industry II-4
Table 1: Airline Passenger Traffic (2007-2011): Revenue
Passenger-Kilometers (RPKs) (in Billions) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Airline Passenger Traffic Distribution (2007-2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of RPKs by Region/Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Keeping Pace with Changing Passengers' Attitudes: A Tough Ask II-6

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-7
In-Flight Meal - Close to the Passengers' Heart II-7
In-Flight Catering - the Most Complex Sector in the Catering
Industry II-7
Ground Handling Services- The Backbone of In-Flight Catering II-7
In-flight Food Prices Dependent upon Inflation II-7
Airlines Focus on Lean Operations, Shed Catering Units II-8
Airline Catering Business Lures Private Equity with Steady
Cash Flows II-8
Industry Adopts Novel Concepts in Production, Material &
Process Management II-9
Regulatory Forces Keep Close Watch II-9
Competitive Scenario II-9
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) II-10
Consolidation of the Airport Catering Services Market II-10

3. TRENDS & ISSUES II-11
Airlines Trying to Enhance In-Flight Catering, Especially in
Front Cabins II-11
Matching Consumer Expectations: Difficult yet Essential II-11
Airlines Extend Premium-Quality Foods to Non-First Class
Passengers II-12
Innovative Strategies to Reinvigorate Catering Sector II-12
Prepackaged Meals II-12
Supplementing Free Meals II-13
Outsourcing II-13
Low Cost Airlines Initiate the Shift towards Paid Food II-13
Other Environmental Factors Add Fuel to the Trend II-13
Local Touch to Buy-On-Board Catering II-13
Business Class Not Immune to Cost Battles II-14
Airlines to Strike Balance between Catering Costs and Brand Image II-14
Regional Impact of Cost Cutting Initiatives II-14
Outsourcing Gains Traction across the Industry Value Chain II-15
Challenges Facing Flight Catering Services Market II-15
Logistics & Food Pricing II-15
Shortening Supply Chain in In-Flight Catering Industry II-16
Security Management II-16
Safety of In-Flight Food Products Gains Importance II-16
Lack of Hygiene & Safety II-16

4. SERVICE OVERVIEW II-17
Definition II-17
Historical Background II-17
Key Stakeholders II-17
Airline Companies II-17
In-Flight Caterers II-18
Suppliers II-18
Distributors II-18
Airline Passengers II-18
Architecture of In-Flight Catering System II-18

5. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES II-19
Malaysia Airlines Improves In-Flight Meal Menu II-19
Evergreen Apple Nigeria Unveils Wings In-Flight Catering Service II-19
Westjet Unveils Pre-Order In-Flight Meals Service for Select
Flights II-19
Hawaiian Airlines Introduce Local Flavors on In-Flight
Catering Menu II-20
Japan Airlines Unveils New In-Flight Meals II-20
Qatar Airways Introduces New Five Star In-Flight Dining II-20
Estonian Air Unveils New In-Flight Meal II-20
Dragonair Introduces New Seasonal In-Flight Meal Menu II-21
Korean Air Introduces New In-Flight Meal Options II-21
Ladurée UK Introduces In-flight Catering Services for Private
Jets II-21
Dana Air Reintroduces Special Meal for Muslim Passengers
during Ramadan II-21
British Airways Launches New Range of Onboard Drinks and Menus II-22
Thai Airways Introduces Pre-Order In-Flight Meal Services for
Royal Class Passengers II-22
Jet Airways Launches Epicurean Series In-Flight Dining Service II-22
Turkish Airlines Introduces Flying Chef Service II-22
Newrest Launches In-flight Catering Services in French West
Indies II-23
Private Flight Global Adds Features to Private Flight Online
System II-23
Absolute Taste Introduces Squairmeal In-flight Meal Service II-23

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-24
Brahims Holdings Acquires Remaining Stake in Brahims-LSG Sky
Chefs Holdings II-24
Global Trade Investment Forms Alliance with Servair II-24
Flying Food Group Adds Kitchen Space for Japanese Cuisine II-24
Royal Air Maroc and Servair Enter into Strategic Partnership II-24
Gate Gourmet to Acquire Dutch In-flight Catering Business of
Alpha Flight Group II-25
Gategroup Takes Over Remaining Stake in SkyGourmet Catering II-25
Air New Zealand and LSG Sky Chefs Sign Agreement II-25
Gate Gourmet to Take Over Two Qantas Catering Group Kitchens II-26
Gategroup and Virgin Atlantic Airways Enter into Agreement II-26
SATS and Singapore Airlines Renew Contracts II-26
Gategroup and airberlin Renew Catering Contract II-27
Journey Group Secures Contract from JetBlue Airways II-27
Gategroup Holding and American Airlines Enter into Agreement II-27
LSG Sky Chefs Signs Agreement with Alaska Airlines II-27
LSG Sky Chefs Secures New Catering Contract from US Airways II-28
Gate Group Enter Into JV Agreement with Travel Food Services II-28
Malaysian Airlines & LSGB Re-negotiate Catering Contract II-28
Brahims Holdings to Expand Business Operations II-28
LSG Sky Chefs Group Inks Partnership Agreement with Finnair II-29
LSG/Sky Chefs Europe and Alpha Flight Group Ink JV Agreement II-29
Travel Food Services and Gate Gourmet Sign JV Agreement II-29
Thomson Airways and LSG Sky Chefs Sign New Catering Contract II-30
XL Airways France and Newrest Group International Enter into
Partnership II-30
Canonica Nice and Newrest Group International Form Joint Venture II-30
Newrest Uganda Inflight Services Establishes Inflight Catering
Unit in Uganda II-31
Entebbe International Airport Establishes In-Flight Restaurant II-31
Japan Airlines Collaborates with Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan II-31
Etihad Airways Enters into Partnership with Abu Dhabi Organic
Farms II-31
LSG Sky Chef Commences Operations at JV Facility II-32
LSG Sky Chef Establishes New facility in Luanda II-32
Virgin Australia Announces Major Enhancement in Services II-32
Gategroup Renews Catering Contracts with United Airlines II-32
Gategroup and Virgin Atlantic Sign Catering Agreement II-32
Servair Unveils Modernized SkyChef Servair in Seychelles II-33
dnata Acquires Interest in Wings Inflight Services II-33
Universal Weather and Aviation Acquires In-flight Catering
Business of Air Chef Holdings II-33
Gate Gourmet Switzerland Inks Agreement with Iberia II-34
LSG Sky Chefs Forms Joint Venture with First Catering Produktion II-34
Bangkok Air Catering to Establish Second Facility at Phuket
Airport II-34
SATS Investments Acquires Minority Interest in Adel
Abuljadayel Flight Catering II-35
Empire Aviation and Private Flight Global Ink Agreement II-35
Newrest and EBX Group Form Joint Venture II-35
United Airlines Extends Contract with LSG Sky Chefs II-35
Alpha Flight Group Inks MoU with LSG Lufthansa Service Holding
to Form JV II-36
British Midland Awards Short Haul Catering Business to LSG Sky
Chefs II-36
Gama Aviation Enters into Agreement with Private Flight II-36
LSG Sky Chefs Re-Enters Chicago Market II-37
dnata Acquires Alpha Flight Group II-37
Gate Gourmet Switzerland Purchases Majority Interest in
Skygourmet Catering II-37
Blue Sky In-Flight Catering Establishes Production Facility at
Morristown Airport II-38
Ri-Yaz Hotel & Resort to Invest into Airline Catering Business II-38
GuestLogix and Alpha Flight Services Enter into Partnership II-38
First Catering and Newrest Form Joint Venture II-38
Air Tahiti Nui Selects Newrest Group International II-39
Newrest Spain Secures Multiple Contracts II-39
Rizon Jet Selects Private Flight Global as Provider of In-
Flight Catering Services II-39
gategroup Holding Inks Contracts with Delta Air Lines II-39
Royal Jordanian and Alpha Flight Services Extended Contract II-40

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-41
DO & CO Restaurants & Catering AG (Austria) II-41
Flying Food Group, LLC (US) II-41
Gate Gourmet Switzerland GmbH (Switzerland) II-41
Journey Group plc (UK) II-42
Air Fayre CA Inc. (USA) II-42
LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG (Germany) II-42
LSG Sky Chefs (Germany) II-43
Newrest Group International S.A.S (France) II-43
SATS Limited (Singapore) II-43
TajSATS Air Catering Limited (India) II-44
Servair SA (France) II-44
The Emirates Group (UAE) II-45
dnata (UAE) II-45
Alpha Flight Group Limited (UK) II-45
Emirates Flight Catering Co., LLC (UAE) II-46

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-47
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) II-47

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) II-48

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) II-49

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Recession and the Aftermath III-1
Passenger Count - An Indication of In-Flight Catering
Dynamics III-1
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) III-2

Table 8: Average Food Spend Per Passenger by Airline
Company in the United States for 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
North American Airlines Adopt New Approach towards In-Flight
Food III-3
Lean Manufacturing Leads the Way III-4
In-Fight Catering- Localized and Personalized III-4
Airlines Team up with Advertisers to Offer Branded Products III-4
DIY Catering: To the Rescue in Remote Locations III-4
Increasing Lack of Adequate Safety Precautions in Airline III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-5
Flying Food Group, LLC - A Key Player III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
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) III-10

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) III-11

2. CANADA III-12
A.Market Analysis III-12
Current & Future Analysis III-12
Product/Service Launch III-12
B.Market Analytics III-13
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) III-13

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) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Current & Future Analysis III-15
Strategic Corporate Developments III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
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) III-16

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) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Current & Future Analysis III-18
Impact of Reorganized EU VAT System on In-Flight Catering
Services in Europe III-18
European Airlines' Buy-On-Board Services III-18
In-Flight Caterers Adopt Novel Marketing Methods III-19
The United Kingdom III-19
UK In-Flight Catering Market Aligns with Global Trends III-19
Russia III-19
Russian In-Flight Catering Market - An Overview III-19
Changes Abound in Airline Catering Industry III-20
Rising Consumer Preferences Incites Changes to Services III-20
In-Flight Catering Industry Faces Food Safety Challenges III-20
Product/Service Launches III-21
Strategic Corporate Developments III-23
Key Players III-27
B.Market Analytics III-30
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) III-30

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) III-31

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-32
Market Analysis III-32
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) III-32

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) III-33

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) III-34

5a. CHINA III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current & Future Analysis III-35
High Air Passenger Turnover Expected to Fuel In-Flight
Catering in China III-35
Strategic Corporate Development III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
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) III-36

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) III-37

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current & Future Analysis III-38
India III-38
Market Scenario III-38
Low Cost Carriers Offering Considerable Growth
Opportunities to In-Flight Caterers III-38
Challenges Faced by In-Flight Caterers in India III-39
Branded Foods Find Favor with Airlines III-39
National Carrier Bows Down to Pressure III-39
Rise of Halal Tourism in India III-40
Chartered Airlines - The Sunrise Sector III-40
Flight Caterers Mull over Diversification into Retail
Business to Remain Afloat III-40
Competitive Scenario III-41
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) III-41
Sri Lanka III-41
In-flight Catering Witnesses Resurgence III-41
Product/Service Launches III-42
Strategic Corporate Developments III-44
Key Players III-48
B.Market Analytics III-50
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) III-50

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) III-51

6. MIDDLE EAST III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current & Future Analysis III-52
Middle Eastern In-Flight Catering Market to Surge III-52
Middle East Carriers Ahead in On-board Catering Services III-52
Back Catering - An Emerging Trend in the Market III-52
Rising Passenger Traffic to Drive Saudi Airline Catering Market III-53
SACC Dominates Airline Catering Service Market in Saudi Arabia III-53
Strategic Corporate Developments III-53
Key Players III-55
B.Market Analytics III-57
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) III-57

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) III-58

7. AFRICA III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Current & Future Analysis III-59
Product Launches III-59
Strategic Corporate Developments III-59
B.Market Analytics III-62
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) III-62

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) III-63

8. LATIN AMERICA III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Current & Future Analysis III-64
Strategic Corporate Development III-64
B.Market Analytics III-65
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) III-65

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) III-66

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 71 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 80)

The United States (14)
Canada (1)
Europe (25)
- France (3)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (7)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (10)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (27)
Latin America (1)
Africa (6)
Middle-East (5)
Caribbean (1)

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