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Global Airline Catering Market (by Food Type, Flight Type & Aircraft Class): Insights, Trends & Forecast (2019-2023)

Global Airline Catering Market (by Food Type, Flight Type & Aircraft Class): Insights, Trends & Forecast (2019-2023)

The global airline catering market is estimated to reach US$23.90 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6% for the period spanning 2019-2023. The growth of the market has been driven by accelerating economic growth, expanding urbanization, increasing airline passengers, upsurge in tourism activities, growing aircraft production and increasing low cost carriers. Some of the noteworthy trends of the market include surging millennial spending, rising adoption of online meal ordering platforms and devices. However, growth of the market would be challenged by fluctuating fuel prices, food safety concerns and airline mishaps.

The global airline catering market is categorized on the basis of flight type, food type and aircraft class type. On the basis of flight type, the global airline catering market can broadly be divided as, full service, low cost and hybrid & others. In terms of food type, the global market can be categorized into Meals, Bakery & Confectionery, Beverages and others. On the basis of aircraft class type, the global airline catering market can segmented into Business class, Economy class, First class and others.

The fastest growing regional market is North America due to expanding urbanization, rising disposable income, increasing investment in the aviation sector and upsurge in the millennial spending over travelling. Europe represents one of the largest airline catering market and is already well-penetrated at developed market levels. Asia Pacific is an emerging market where growth lies in increased national and international tourism in the region, wide economic growth and rising emphasis on customer-centric food menus.

Scope of the Report:

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the global airline catering market, segmented on the basis of flight type, food type and aircraft class type.

  • The major regional markets (Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America) have been analyzed.
  • The market dynamics such as growth drivers, market trends and challenges are analyzed in-depth.
  • The competitive landscape of the market, along with the company profiles of leading players (DO & CO Group, Gategroup, Lufthansa Group, The Emirates Group, Newrest Group Services S.A.S. and SATS Limited) are also presented in detail.
Key Target Audience:
  • Inflight catering services providers
  • Inflight catering services vendors
  • Consulting Firms
  • Investment Banks
  • Government Bodies & Regulating Authorities.


1. Market Overview
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Airline Catering Flow Chart
Table 1: Airline Catering Flow Chart
1.3 Airline Catering System
Table 2: Airline Catering System
1.4 Airline Catering Entities
Table 3: Airline Catering Entities
1.5 Entities Roles in Airline Catering
Table 4: Entities Roles in Airline Catering
1.6 Segmentation of Airline Catering
Table 5: Segmentation of Airline Catering
2. Global Market Analysis
2.1 Global Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 6: Global Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.2 Global Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 7: Global Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.3 Global Airline Catering Market by Flight Type
Table 8: Global Airline Catering Market by Flight Type (2018)
2.3.1 Global Full Service Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 9: Global Full Service Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.3.2 Global Full Service Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 10: Global Full Service Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.3.3 Global Low Cost Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 11: Global Low Cost Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.3.4 Global Low Cost Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 12: Global Low Cost Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.3.5 Global Hybrid & Others Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 13: Global Hybrid & Others Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.3.6 Global Hybrid & Others Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 14: Global Hybrid & Others Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.4 Global Airline Catering Market by Food Type
Table 15: Global Airline Catering Market by Food Type (2018)
2.4.1 Global Meals Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 16: Global Meals Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.4.2 Global Meals Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 17: Global Meals Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.4.3 Global Bakery & Confectionery Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 18: Global Bakery & Confectionery Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.4.4 Global Bakery & Confectionery Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 19: Global Bakery & Confectionery Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.4.5 Global Beverages Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 20: Global Beverages Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.4.6 Global Beverages Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 21: Global Beverages Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.5 Global Airline Catering Market by Aircraft Class Type
Table 22: Global Airline Catering Market Value by Aircraft Class Type (2018)
2.5.1 Global Economy Class Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 23: Global Economy Class Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.5.2 Global Economy Class Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 24: Global Economy Class Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.5.3 Global Business Class Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 25: Global Business Class Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.5.4 Global Business Class Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 26: Global Business Class Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.5.5 Global First Class Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 27: Global First Class Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.5.6 Global First Class Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 28: Global First Class Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.5.7 Global Others Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 29: Global Others Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
2.5.8 Global Others Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 30: Global Others Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
2.6 Global Airline Catering Market by Region
Table 31: Global Airline Catering Market Value by Region (2018)
3. Regional Market Analysis
3.1 Europe
3.1.1 Europe Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 32: Europe Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.1.2 Europe Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 33: Europe Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.1.3 Europe Airline Catering Market Value by Region
Table 34: Europe Airline Catering Market Value by Region (2018)
3.2 North America
3.2.1 North America Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 35: North America Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.2.2 North America Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 36: North America Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.2.3 North America Airline Catering Market Value by Region
Table 37: North America Airline Catering Market Value by Region (2018)
3.2.4 The U.S. Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 38: The U.S. Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.2.5 The U.S. Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 39: The U.S. Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.2.6 Canada Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 40: Canada Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.2.7 Canada Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 41: Canada Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.3 Middle East & Africa
3.3.1 Middle East & Africa Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 42: Middle East & Africa Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.3.2 Middle East & Africa Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 43: Middle East & Africa Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.4 Asia Pacific
3.4.1 Asia Pacific Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 44: Asia Pacific Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.4.2 Asia Pacific Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 45: Asia Pacific Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.4.3 China Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 46: China Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.4.4 China Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 47: China Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.4.5 China Airline Catering Market by Type
Table 48: China Airline Catering Market by Type (2018)
3.5 Latin America
3.5.1 Latin America Airline Catering Market by Value
Table 49: Latin America Airline Catering Market by Value (2014-2018)
3.5.2 Latin America Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value
Table 50: Latin America Airline Catering Market Forecast by Value (2019-2023)
3.5.3 Latin America Airline Catering Market Value by Region
Table 51: Latin America Airline Catering Market Value by Region (2018)
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Growth Drivers
4.1.1 Accelerating Economic Growth
Table 52: Global GDP Per Capita (2014-2018)
4.1.2 Rising Urbanization
Table 53: Global Urban Population (2014-2019)
4.1.3 Increasing Airline Passengers
Table 54: Global Airline Passengers (2012-2018)
4.1.4 Upsurge in Tourism Activities
Table 55: Global Spending on Travel and Tourism (2014-2018)
4.1.5 Growing Aircraft Production
Table 56: Global Aircraft Deliveries (2012-2019)
4.1.6 Increasing Low Cost Carriers
Table 57: Global Low Cost Carriers Market Share (2012-2018)
4.2 Key Trends & Developments
4.2.1 Surging Millennial Spending
Table 58: Global Annual Aggregate Income of Millennials (2020-2035)
4.2.2 Rising Adoption of Online Platforms
Table 59: Global Smartphone and Tablet Users (2016-2021)
4.2.3 Meal Ordering Devices (MODs)
4.3 Challenges
4.3.1 Fluctuating Fuel Cost
Table 60: Global Fuel Cost of Airlines (2011-2019)
4.3.2 Food Safety Concerns
4.3.3 Airline Mishaps
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Global Airline Catering Market
5.1.1 Revenue Comparison of Key Players
Table 61: Revenue Comparison of Key Players (2018/2019)
5.1.2 Market Capitalization Comparison of Key Players
Table 62: Market Capitalization Comparison of Key Players (2019)
5.1.3 Global Airline Catering Market Share by Players
Table 63: Global Airline Catering Market Share by Players (2018)
6. Company Profiles
6.1 DO & CO Group
6.1.1 Business Overview
6.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 64: DO & CO Group Revenue and Net Income (2014-2018)
Table 65: DO & CO Group Revenue by Segments (2018)
Table 66: DO & CO Group Revenue by Regions (2018)
6.1.3 Business Strategies
6.2 Gategroup Holding AG
6.2.1 Business Overview
6.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 67: Gategroup Holding AG Total Revenue and Profit (2014-2018)
Table 68: Gategroup Holding AG Total Revenue by Regions (2018)
6.2.3 Business Strategies
6.3 Lufthansa Group
6.3.1 Business Overview
6.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 69: Lufthansa Group Total Revenue and Profit (2014-2018)
Table 70: Lufthansa Group Total Revenue by Segments (2018)
Table 71: Lufthansa Group Total Revenue by Regions (2018)
6.3.3 Business Strategies
6.4 The Emirates Group
6.4.1 Business Overview
6.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 72: The Emirates Group Revenue and Profit (2015-2019)
Table 73: The Emirates Group Revenue by Segments (2019)
Table 74: The Emirates Group Revenue by Regions (2019)
6.4.3 Business Strategies
6.5 Newrest Group Services S.A.S.
6.5.1 Business Overview
6.5.2 Business Strategies
6.6 SATS Limited
6.6.1 Business Overview
6.6.2 Financial Overview
Table 75: SATS Limited Total Revenue and Profit (2014-2018)
Table 76: SATS Limited Total Revenue by Segments (2018)
Table 77: SATS Limited Total Revenue by Regions (2018)
6.6.3 Business Strategies

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