Friday, 14 February 2014

St. Valentine’s day and air cargo

   AirCargoWorld posted some interesting information on the air cargo of flowers for St. Valentine’s day.

   LAN Cargo and its affiliates is going to transport more than 15 million bouquets of flowers all over the world during the four-week flower rush that leads up to Valentine’s Day – the peak season for flower exports. Between 20 January and 9 February around 200 flights took off from Bogota and Medellin Colombia and Quito, Ecuador to deliver flowers mainly to the US and the Netherlands via Miami. Each day around 2.100 tonnes of flowers were carried. Colombia and Ecuador are the biggest flower exporters in Latin America.
   Lufthansa Cargo will carry around 1.000 tonnes of roses to Frankfurt this year.
   Preliminary figures from the IAG cargo show that flower imports to Europe from Colombia and Ecuador are up by 13% compared to the same period in 2013, which is interpreted as reflecting increased consumer confidence in Europe. 
   Despite the economic downturn, says the IAG global head of commercial, flower volumes transported by air grow steadily.


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