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Global In-Flight Catering Services Industry

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Global In-Flight Catering Services Industry
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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.

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
Brahim's Holdings Acquires Remaining Stake in Brahim's-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
Brahim's 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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