In-flight catering is an important sector for Arpal Gulf.
It was interesting to note, therefore, the increased emphasis being placed on food safety standards within the industry according to a new market research report.
With quality and hygiene becoming a deciding factor for many passengers in choosing a flight, catering companies are adopting stringent safety and sanitation measures to maintain food quality.
Other notable conclusions from the report include:
- The global market for in-flight catering services is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% between 2016 and 2021 on the back of continued growth in the number of air passengers, expanding global fleet and the rapid growth of low cost airline companies in developing countries.
- Growing customer demand for nutritious food options while travelling and passenger willingness to pay a price premium for high quality, nutritious food is also driving market growth. As a consequence, airline companies are increasingly offering a broader food menu and food customisation options to customers.
- Asia-Pacific represents the largest market worldwide, closely followed by Europe. The region also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 5.6% over the analysis period. By 2020, China is expected to supersede Japan to become the world’s second largest source of business travel behind the United States.
- The Middle East is also emerging as a hub of international airline activity, with the region registering the highest number of order bookings for new aircraft.
More details can be found here.