A la Carte Market Forecast and CAGR
According to latest research by Fact.MR, A la Carte market is set to witness favorable growth scenario during 2021-2031. The demand for A la carte services is expected to rise as the number of global air passengers increases, boosting air traffic and passengers demanding high-quality meals.
What is Driving Demand for A la Carte?
The growing number of airline passengers is expected to propel the global A la carte forward over the forecast period. Furthermore, increasing the quality of food and services provided by aircraft service providers is another factor that is expected to drive the global A la carte market's growth over the forecast period.
Increasing technological advances in the food and beverage industry, such as ordering and paying for specific orders through tablet and mobile devices, are a continuing trend in the target market.
Over the forecast period, rising initiatives by developed service providers to upgrade existing fleets and the launch of new airlines in various countries around the world are expected to build future revenue opportunities for players in the global A la carte industry.
Given the impact of macro trends such as urban sprawl and globalization, as well as micro trends such as passengers' rising demands for high-quality food on-board, the in-flight catering services market has been undergoing constant transformation.
Now is the time for the airline industry to take the first steps in this digitally powered food and beverage service. Apart from the few airlines that allow passengers to place orders through the in-seat IFE system, such as Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, Fly Dubai, and Virgin America, Emirates has recently provided this "Meal Ordering Devices" to all of its Business Class flight attendants.
US and Canada A la Carte Market Outlook
The aviation industry's fierce competition has prompted airlines to develop their own distinct brand identities. A la carte has emerged as a key criterion for distinguishing the quality of services offered by various airlines, and it helps to shape passengers' perceptions of a carrier. The recognition of this reality has prompted North American airlines to devote considerable resources to developing a profitable A la carte service that caters to passengers' preferences while also preserving the airlines' market share.
The lucrative nature of the A la carte market has prompted the entry of many multinational brands that are well-equipped to comply with the aviation industry's stringent quality and safety standards.
The COVID-19 pandemic, had a major impact on the A la carte industry in North America. In the flight kitchens, additional quality controls have been introduced to ensure that no contamination is transmitted through the food. Some airlines, such as Southwest and American Airlines, have limited or discontinued food and beverage service on most flights.
Given the constant pressure on airlines to cut costs, the quality of catering service and food remains critical, as it directly correlates to a better flight experience. As a result, the number of hotel-airline partnerships is on the rise, and outsourced catering services are in high demand in the airline industry.
Furthermore, the trend of incorporating advanced technology in catering services provided on flights, such as the use of various types of smart gadgets for ordering food in flights, has significantly fueled the growth of the in-flight catering market in recent times. In the food and beverage industry, ordering and paying for food and beverages through tablet devices has become the new standard at casual dining chains like Applebees and Chili's throughout the United States.
Europe Demand Outlook for A la Carte Market
Many countries in EU have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to a decline in economic activities. In Europe, the emphasis on quality of food and offerings is more common in airline economy classes, which have earned a reputation for serving subpar food over time. Passengers in economy class account for the bulk of airline sales, and they are the most significant class of passengers for airlines.
Increased competitiveness among airlines has prompted them to implement some strategies aimed at improving customer perceptions of inflight dining. Airlines are using various operating techniques on different classes on the same flight to comply with hybrid operational scenarios when delivering service to customers.
Passengers' preferences for paid meals are shifting from free to à la carte, creating an incentive for low-cost airlines to create a preference for paid meals with extensive menus.
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Who are the Key Manufacturers and Suppliers of A la Carte?
Some of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of A la Carte include
- LSG Sky Chef
- Flying Food Group
- Journey Group PLC
- SATS Ltd
- Newrest Group International S.A.S
- Dnata among others
A la Carte service providers are focused to strengthen high levels of superior service, operational efficiency, and food safety in order to consistently deliver excellence to its customers, partners, and stakeholders.
TajSATS aims to enrich and enhance lives through creative food solutions and world-class menus crafted by a wide team of professional chefs, from menu design and creation to seamless execution and delivery.
Long-haul flights are likely to remain the primary revenue-generating pocket for the in-flight catering services industry, owing to the boom in tourism activities, business events, and global connectivity. Furthermore, as a viable strategy for airline business growth, growing the number of non-stop flights is likely to usher in a massive shift in the in-flight catering services industry.
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- In-depth market segmentation
- Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
- Recent industry trends and developments
- Competitive landscape
- Strategies of key players and products offered
- Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
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By Food Type
- Full Meal
- First Class
- Business Class
- Economy Class
By Service Type
- Small Cater
- North America
- US & Canada
- Latin America
- Brazil, Mexico, Others
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
- Greater China
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- Other Middle East
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Other Africa
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