Inflight Catering Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

Inflight Catering Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

The global inflight catering market size reached US$ 12.8 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 16.4 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.96% during 2023-2028.

Inflight catering refers to food services provided by airline companies to passengers during air travel. These confectionery items, baked goods, beverages, and meals are specially designed by specialist airline catering professionals based on various flight classes, including economy, business and first-class. This, in turn, enables organizations to offer quality and quantity snacking options for providing a better customer experience and generating revenue. At present, it is available in varying types, including full service, low cost, and hybrid.

Inflight Catering Market Trends:
The widespread adoption of inflight catering across the aviation industry on account of the increasing competition amongst the airlines represents one of the key factors driving the market growth. In line with this, the need for serving enhanced onboard dining experience is contributing to the market growth. This is further supported by the implementation of high-level services, including meal pre-selection, mixed buy order, and complimentary catering options for fulfilling individual passenger requirements and complying with the hybrid operational scenarios at lower prices. Significant technological advancements, along with rising automation in food and beverage (F&B) industry, such as the utilization of tablets and mobile devices for ordering meals, thus ensuring the smooth functioning and management of catering services are acting as other major growth-inducing factors. Besides this, favorable initiatives being undertaken by governments of various countries for elevating the inflight catering standards by ensuring food safety, hygiene and sanitization, especially during the ongoing global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are further creating a positive outlook for the market growth. The market is also driven by rising consumer expenditure capacities, steadily increasing number of air travelers, and the introduction of premium meal plans by airline companies and catering services.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global inflight catering market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on food type, flight service type and aircraft seating class.

Breakup by Food Type:

Bakery and Confectionary

Breakup by Flight Service Type:

Full-Service Carriers
Low-Cost Carriers

Breakup by Aircraft Seating Class:

Economy Class
Business Class
First Class

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being AAS Catering Co. Ltd, Abby’s Catering, Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Ltd. (Cathay Pacific Airways), DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft, Emirates Flight Catering (The Emirates Group), Flying Food Group, Gategroup, Jetfinity, KLM Catering Services Schiphol, LSG Sky Chefs (Lufthansa AG), Sats Ltd. (Singapore Airlines), Saudi Airlines Catering, and Universal Weather and Aviation Inc.

Key Questions Answered in This Report
1. What was the size of the global inflight catering market in 2022?
2. What is the expected growth rate of the global inflight catering market during 2023-2028?
3. What are the key factors driving the global inflight catering market?
4. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global inflight catering market?
5. What is the breakup of the global inflight catering market based on the food type?
6. What is the breakup of the global inflight catering market based on the flight service type?
7. What are the key regions in the global inflight catering market?
8. Who are the key players/companies in the global inflight catering market?

1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Inflight Catering Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Market Forecast
6 Market Breakup by Food Type
6.1 Meals
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Bakery and Confectionary
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Beverages
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast
6.4 Others
6.4.1 Market Trends
6.4.2 Market Forecast
7 Market Breakup by Flight Service Type
7.1 Full-Service Carriers
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Low-Cost Carriers
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
8 Market Breakup by Aircraft Seating Class
8.1 Economy Class
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Business Class
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 First Class
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
9 Market Breakup by Region
9.1 North America
9.1.1 United States Market Trends Market Forecast
9.1.2 Canada Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2 Asia-Pacific
9.2.1 China Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.2 Japan Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.3 India Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.4 South Korea Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.5 Australia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.6 Indonesia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.2.7 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.2 France Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.3 United Kingdom Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.4 Italy Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.5 Spain Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.6 Russia Market Trends Market Forecast
9.3.7 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4 Latin America
9.4.1 Brazil Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.2 Mexico Market Trends Market Forecast
9.4.3 Others Market Trends Market Forecast
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Market Trends
9.5.2 Market Breakup by Country
9.5.3 Market Forecast
10 SWOT Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.2 Strengths
10.3 Weaknesses
10.4 Opportunities
10.5 Threats
11 Value Chain Analysis
12 Porters Five Forces Analysis
12.1 Overview
12.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.4 Degree of Competition
12.5 Threat of New Entrants
12.6 Threat of Substitutes
13 Price Analysis
14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Key Players
14.3 Profiles of Key Players
14.3.1 AAS Catering Co. Ltd Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.2 Abby’s Catering Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.3 Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Ltd. (Cathay Pacific Airways) Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.4 DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft Company Overview Product Portfolio Financials
14.3.5 Emirates Flight Catering (The Emirates Group) Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.6 Flying Food Group Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.7 Gategroup Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.8 Jetfinity Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.9 KLM Catering Services Schiphol Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.10 LSG Sky Chefs (Lufthansa AG) Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.11 Sats Ltd. (Singapore Airlines) Company Overview Product Portfolio Financials
14.3.12 Saudi Airlines Catering Company Overview Product Portfolio
14.3.13 Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. Company Overview Product Portfolio

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