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Airline Catering Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Airline Catering Services

Aided by the decline in the world price of crude oil, which includes a decline of 47.2% in 2015, the industry has experienced unexpectedly smooth conditions. As a result, industry revenue is projected to increase an annualized 8.2% to $5.3 billion over the five years to 2018, including growth of 5.8% in 2018. Over the five years to 2023, industry growth will be aided by continued economic expansion, which is expected to increase air travel. As a result of increasing air traffic, demand for airport catering services will likely expand.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table International trips by US residents
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table LSG Sky Chefs (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Gate Gourmet (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Flying Food Group LLC (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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