In 2016, we joined IFSA to develop business relationships and to gain more knowledge of the airline and railway industry, a growing segment for our business. We’ve gained both of these and more. IFSA membership has paid increasing dividends, in helping to grow our business, our knowledge base and to develop new travel industry colleagues.
Rod Friesen, President, Truitt Family Foods
IFSA membership allows for a larger collective effort of industry professionals and organizations looking to achieve strategic, powerful results. The benefits of IFSA membership are plentiful, professional networking, industry and role specific knowledge share, collaborative benefits and industry progress. Being part of IFSA is exciting, engaging and impactful.
Alexandra Wakefield, JetBlue
Active Membership is open to any bona fide airline, railroad or inflight or rail caterer. For purposes of these bylaws, an inflight or rail caterer is any company (i.e. a person, firm, partnership, corporation or department or division of a corporation) actively engaged in the conduct of an inflight or rail catering operation or operations on a full-time, regularly scheduled basis. Active Memberships shall be in the name of, and on, a company basis (e.g., a specific airline, under its corporate name, may become an Active Member), and may not be transferred or assigned.
Supplier Membership is open to any bona fide vendor. For purposes of these bylaws, a vendor is any company (i.e., person, firm, consultant, partnership, corporation or department or division of a corporation) actively engaged in providing food or other products or services to entities in the transportation industry, including but not limited to airport or railway foodservice facilities, airlines, railways, and/or inflight or railway caterers. Supplier Memberships shall be in the name of, and on, a company basis, and may not be transferred or assigned.
Note: If you are interested in membership in IFSA and do not believe your company falls into one of the categories above please contact headquaters to discuss the possibility that you fall into one of the categories below.
Associate Membership is available to governmental or private, not-for-profit associations or agencies directly or indirectly involved in aviation, railway, inflight or railway foodservice, airport management, rail station management, public health, sanitation and safety. The IFSA Board of Directors must approve such associations or agencies for Associate Membership. This membership category has no voting rights.
Any person who deserves special recognition for his or her outstanding contribution to aviation, Association service, government, public service or inflight catering, may be elected an Honorary Member upon being proposed for such membership by at least ten (10) Active and/or Supplier Members, and upon receiving a majority vote of the Board of Directors. This membership category has no voting rights. Honorary membership policy.