Articles tagged “airline catering”

Brexit Forces Airline Caterer to Stockpile In-Flight Meals

Brexit Forces Airline Caterer to Stockpile In-Flight Meals

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

With the UK still divided over the hows, whats and whens of Brexit, companies are having to adapt to the uncertainty. We'll see more stockpiling across all industries as the deadline approaches.

1 month ago

Why Airlines Rarely Know Exactly How Much Food and Drink They Need for Each Flight

Why Airlines Rarely Know Exactly How Much Food and Drink They Need for Each Flight

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will data science change how airlines stock food and drink carts? It could happen, and EasyJet is leading the way.

4 months ago

United Airlines Catering Workers at Some U.S. Airports Vote to Unionize

United Airlines Catering Workers at Some U.S. Airports Vote to Unionize

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

United probably wishes the workers would have rejected the union. But four-fifths of the airline's workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements, so it's mostly business as usual.

4 months ago

Why Lufthansa Should Keep Its Catering Arm

Why Lufthansa Should Keep Its Catering Arm

David Fickling, Bloomberg

The German national airline might sell its catering division. And that would be a mistake, given that the unit covers its costs and helps provide diversification in the event of an economic downturn. Focusing on core competencies is a buzzword now, but prudence is advice for the ages.

4 months ago

Lufthansa Group May Sell Its Catering Arm as In-Flight Food Demand Dwindles

Lufthansa Group May Sell Its Catering Arm as In-Flight Food Demand Dwindles

Aaron Kirchfeld, Joyce Koh, Manuel Baigorri and Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Lufthansa owns more ancillary businesses than most airlines, and generally that works out OK. But airline catering is not a growth industry, so maybe it's time for the company to get out of the business.

4 months ago

HNA Asset Sales Hit Speed Bump Over Canceled Airline Caterer IPO

HNA Asset Sales Hit Speed Bump Over Canceled Airline Caterer IPO

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

HNA Group has always been something of a complicated beast and it looks like this has scared off potential investors worried about the lack of clarity surrounding the Swiss airline catering IPO.

11 months ago

British Airways Finally Improves Its Catering — Business of Loyalty

British Airways Finally Improves Its Catering — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

After so much bad news for passengers flying on British Airways, there's finally a bit of improvement coming to the airline — but only for international travelers.

1 year ago

Complications of Getting Catering to the Plane — Airline Innovation Report

Complications of Getting Catering to the Plane — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Are you upset some airlines charge $3 for a soda? There's a reason prices are higher than at a convenience store. It's not easy or cheap to get provisions onto an aircraft.

1 year ago