It is estimated that the in-flight catering service market size will be US$15.5 billion in 2021 . During the forecast period (2022-2030), the in-flight catering services market will grow from US$16.9 billion in 2022 to US$31.6 billion in 2030, with a CAGR of 9.3%. Providing more personalized and organic in-flight meals to passengers is the major market factor driving the growth of the in-flight catering services market. With advances in in-flight food automation and food management, airlines are providing passengers with a superior experience.

Pre-order meal deals are an example of the kind of personalized service airlines are pursuing. In February 2020, American Airlines expanded its pre-order meal service for first class passengers on American Eagle domestic flights. The company wants to provide customers with locally sourced food. This is expected to drive market expansion. To accommodate customers' special dietary needs and increase customer satisfaction, companies are also tapping into a unique trend: serving continental meals. Most in-flight catering businesses and airlines are working hard to improve supply chain management (SCM) to produce quality products while effectively managing in-flight catering supplies. Major market players are adopting state-of-the-art models and systems in the field of production control to enhance and improve processes and systems.