Air Transport World

Stirring the merger pot

Danna K. Henderson

Perhaps spurred by the ongoing decline in in-flight meal service, the two once-warring organizations representing that small segment of the airline industry are displaying a newfound spirit of cooperation. Though neither the International Inflight Food Service Assn. nor the International Flight Catering Assn. is talking out loud about merger, signs are beginning to point in that direction.

Two jointly sponsored workshops are on the agenda this fall. The first, at a to-be-determined site in the Far East, will deal with issues important to Asia/Pacific carriers. The second workshop, to be held in the U.S., will treat 'future alternatives for airline food service. …

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