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How Many Airlines Still Do Own Catering?  
User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3357 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

Are there any airlines worldwide which still have their own in house catering or has it all gone to third parties now?


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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8277 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

In this country, both JAL and ANA still do their own catering. ANA's catering services are award-winning several times over and they have some of the country's most accomplished culinary personalities on their consultation staff.


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User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4519 times:

KLM catering, even has catering bases at outstations.

It is quite a big thing logistically, did you know for example that most catering goods for the return long haul flights to AMS are transported by sea, and not by air....



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

IIRC Chelsea Food Services is fully owned by CO and is their exclusive provider, at least in their hubs.

User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4472 times:



Quoting Airbuster (Reply 2):
It is quite a big thing logistically, did you know for example that most catering goods for the return long haul flights to AMS are transported by sea, and not by air....

When you say "goods" you mean meals?



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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Thai does their own catering at BKK. I believe that they also do the catering for a few airlines as well.

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User currently offlineAFKL From Netherlands, joined Feb 2008, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4464 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 4):
When you say "goods" you mean meals?

Probably the goods needed to make the meals for the reurn flights to AMS, although I'm sure many locally sourced products are used for the ingredients, I guess goods also involves the plates, cutlery amongst others.

Am i along the right track here?


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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

LH has LSG SkyChefs, a part of the Lufthansa group and caters for other airlines too.


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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4462 times:



Quoting AFKL (Reply 6):
Am i along the right track here?

yeah, sounds right to me.



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2468 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Singapore Airlines does their own. My wife just visited the SIA headquarters this week and saw where they make the meals.


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

For the most part Air North does their own as well out of their still fairly new kitchen at Whitehorse Airport.


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User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 3012 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

I believe Qantas have catering kitchens based in Australia and I think Air New Zealand also have there own in Auckland NZ.


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User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Emirates still self-cater.

User currently offlineAFKL From Netherlands, joined Feb 2008, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

I presume many of the "major" airlines have their own catering (many of which have been named already), and outsource their catering to other companies at the less served destinations / hubs to avoid the logistical nightmare of getting "goods" there in the first place.


ALLARD.



ALLARD. First flight: KLM DC-10, LLW - AMS.
User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4140 times:

Does the "Worlds favorite airline" still cater in house?


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

F9 does it all in-house.


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User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3906 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 4):

Yes good question. By goods i meant stuff like the beverages, trays, cutlery, cups etc.

I believe most meals (at least economy) are shipped frozen.

rgds

AB



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

I know UA still has a kitchen in DEN


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User currently offlineSilentJC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

Cathay Pacific has a massive catering facility at HKG. Not sure who they use internationally, but at home they use their own catering.

User currently offlineEoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3823 times:



Quoting Airbuster (Reply 16):
I believe most meals (at least economy) are shipped frozen.

I've never heard of an airline shipping frozen meals. Do you know which airlines do this?


User currently offlineEx52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

Wouldn't this be a better thread for the Civil section. What does this have to do with the technical operation of airline aircraft? ? ?  Angry Catering? ?  banghead 


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3696 times:
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Jetblue does thier own catering. In JFK at least.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3670 times:



Quoting Ex52tech (Reply 20):
Wouldn't this be a better thread for the Civil section. What does this have to do with the technical operation of airline aircraft? ? ?

IMO, it has something to do with the operational aspect of running an airline. Hence 'Tech/Ops'.



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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3634 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 22):

Thank you.  Smile



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