February 16, 2018

(ATLANTA) – The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) is eager to welcome the Airline Catering Association (ACA), a newly formed organization with parallel interests and  dedication to the global advancement of the airline catering industry. Leading airline catering companies, dnata, DO & CO, gategroup, the LSG Group and Newrest, announced the launch of ACA, a non-profit international organization, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, this week.

As one of the most highly regulated prepared foods in the world food supply, onboard food and beverage safety continues to be a matter of utmost importance for the global in-flight industry. Thus, the presence of another organization with common goals will only result in greater support for issues, regulations and interests impacting our members, and the advancement of the in-flight food, beverage and service industry worldwide.

“IFSA applauds the executive-level participation of the giants of airline catering within the Airline Catering Association, as it advances the industry’s mission, and we welcome the opportunity to work with the ACA to further advance those goals,” said IFSA CEO Joe Leader. “For over 50 years, IFSA has been focused on furthering the airline onboard and catering industry through our work with the European Union and deep relationships with other government institutions worldwide. It continues to be IFSA’s duty to lead, develop, and represent the global business interests of the onboard services market.”

Acting for more than five decades as the leading global onboard and catering organization, IFSA works to identify challenges, and is committed to providing solutions for members and the industry as a whole. Through the work and dedication of IFSA’s Government Affairs & Education Committee and European Union (EU) Task Force, IFSA has served as the voice for airline and onboard companies with regulators and stakeholders worldwide, assuring that the industry’s voice is heard as new and revised regulations impact airline, catering, and passengers. IFSA’s European office in Brussels continues work to address issues specific to Europe.

IFSA is always looking to extend its presence worldwide, and strengthen its working relationships with other industry associations, publications and groups. In addition to its comprehensive government affairs activities, IFSA also provides networking and relationship building, education and knowledge sharing, showcasing the latest products and services via an annual conference, and recognition of excellence via an awards program. For more information about IFSA, please visit ifsa.aero, or follow IFSA on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.


About International Flight Services Association

The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) is a global professional association serving the needs and interests of airline and railway personnel, caterers and suppliers who provide onboard services on regularly scheduled travel routes. Under the umbrella of APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) serving every major airline in the world, ISFA is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of the multi- billion dollar inflight and railway onboard service industry.