May 20, 1999 |
The airline "fare" wars are heating up. Passengers aren't the only ones frustrated by the airlines' penchant for saving money by serving skimpier meals on many flights. It's also tough on the leading caterers of airline food, and that's a big reason why two of them announced Wednesday that they're merging. SAirGroup, the parent of Swissair, said it is buying Dobbs International Services Inc., the second-largest U.S. airline food caterer, from Viad Corp. of Phoenix for $780 million.