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Since its founding on December 9th, 1959, as the first in-flight caterer in Japan, TFK has played a vital role in the development of the aviation industry as a leading company in the Japanese in-flight catering industry. In order to satisfy all our customers, with food safety as our foundation and the delivery of high-quality products and service as our motto, we utilize our abundant experience and knowledge to meet diverse needs, and have been rewarded with both a high degree of trust and high evaluations.
We currently provide in-flight meals to 50 domestic and foreign airlines at Narita Airport and Haneda Airport, including Japan Airlines. We also handle outsourced catering for airline lounges, and based on the culinary know-how we have cultivated through in-flight meal production, we are developing further business ventures such as hotel and restaurant management.

We have maintained our compliance with Codex HACCP, the international hygienic standard, to ensure that we have fully implemented “food safety and hygiene,” which is a major premise of our corporate management. We have not stopped at only strengthening our quality control systems at both the Narita Headquarters Factory and Haneda Factory, but are also expanding these measures to the quality management system at our subsidiaries in order to raise product quality level across the entire domestic group.

In December 2010 we became a group company under SATS Ltd., a listed corporation in Singapore. SATS comprises several group companies engaged in a wide variety of business, beginning with aviation-related businesses at 47 airports in regions centered in and around Asia. It is also listed as one of the top 30 companies on the Singaporean stock exchange in the Straits Times Index. SATS actively participates in business operations as a director of TFK, but their involvement does not stop at a mere exchange of knowledge; SATS promotes exchanges of people, technologies, and administration as an effort towards demonstrating group synergy (Connectivity and Scale).

Furthermore, TFK will expand the arrival and departure framework at both Narita and Haneda Airports that is the base of its catering business and enter a new phase of development. We will build a future as part of the SATS Group that outshines our sixty-year history, and promote new growth as “the first-choice corporation of our customers.”

Company Profile


Narita Head Office:141 Furugome, Narita International Airport, Narita City, Chiba 282-0004 Japan
TEL: +81 (0) 476 -21-1234

Haneda Branch:3-2-8, Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0041 Japan
TEL: +81 (0) 3-5579-7903

Founded December 9,1959
Capital (Yen) 497,250,000
Directors & Auditor
  • Chairman (part time)
  • Alex Hungate
  • Vice Chairman
    (part time)
  • Koichi Nomaguchi
      • Vice Chairman                 Thomas Ching
  • Representative Director
  • Hirohito Sato
  • Director (part time)
  • Makoto Fukada
  • Director (part time)
  • Vincent Chan
  • Auditor (part time)
  • Manfred Seah
Shareholder SATS Investments Pte.Ltd.
Tokyo Airport Services Inc.
Employees 808 staff (April 1, 2024)
Description of Business
  • Preparation and loading of in-flight meals
  • Management of hotels and restaurants
  • Preparation and sale of boxed lunches
  • Sale of cigarettes
  • Sale of liquor
  • Warehousing and renting rooms
  • Non-Airline Catering including Institutional Catering, Sales of Products for Retail Business, etc.
  • Receiving Advertisement Income
Subsidiary and AssociateCompanies
  • New Tokyo Service Co., Ltd. (Equipment Washing & General Cleaning, Manpower supply)
  • In-Flight Foods Co., Ltd. (Processed Food Sales)
  • Narita Dry Ice Co., Ltd. (Production & Sales of Dry Ice & Ice Cubes)
  • Tasco Foods Co., Ltd.(Confectionery & Bakery)

History of TFK

Annual Career
Prepared and served Japan’s First in-flight meal
Tokyo Flight Kitchen Co. established
Began operations and took over catering from Tokyo Airport Service Co.
Company name changed to Tokyo Airline Food Co.
Company Head Office moved to its present site at New Tokyo International Airport
(now known as Narita International Airport)
Narita Airport Resthouse opened
Constructed new headquarters
Introduced Corporate Identity (CI) concept to commemorate 30th anniversary
Company name changed to TFK Corporation
Haneda Branch Office relocated to the cargo section at Haneda Airport
Narita Head Office awarded ISO9002 Certification
Began operations at its Shibayama Warewash Facility, which mainly washes equipment from flights arriving at Narita Airport
Narita Head Office updated ISO Certification to 9001:2000
Completed TFK’s main Narita Airport Facility renovations with zoning based on HACCP concepts
Haneda Branch Office awarded “TOKYO FOOD HYGIENE MEISTER”
Haneda Branch Office awarded ISO9001:2000 Certification
Narita Head Office and Haneda Branch Office updated ISO Certification to 9001:2008 (Returned in September 2018)
TFK became part of the Singapore based SATS Group of companies
Narita Head Office Awarded ISO 22000 Certification (Returned in August 2020)

We are SATS Group

In December 2010, TFK joined Singapore based SATS Ltd., an established provider of extensive gateway services and food solutions. This forward-looking partnership of leading caterers has created exciting new synergies and business opportunities. This new relationship also further enhances TFK’s role as Japan’s premier in-flight catering company as we rise to the increasing demands of both new and established customers at Narita and Haneda International Airports, where TFK remains the First Choice in in-flight catering.
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