Tuesday, May 21, 2024
LATAM Cargo reports strong Valentine’s season

LATAM Cargo reports strong Valentine’s season

LATAM Cargo carried more than 15,500 tonnes of fresh flowers from Colombia and Ecuador during the 2022 Valentine’s Day season, equivalent to a 16% increase compared to the previous season (13,200 tonnes).

This positive result was made possible by doubling the regular offer in order to face the
high demand created between January 17 and February 6 on occasion of the Valentine’s
Day celebration, one of the peak flower export period together with Mother’s Day.

“We owe this positive result to our ongoing collaborative work with our vendors and
customers, reflecting their trust in our services during a critical period for their business.
We spent weeks of intense planning to come up with solutions of excellence for their
businesses in terms of capacity, operation and service,” commented Desirée Aramburú,
international sales manager of LATAM Cargo for Colombia and Ecuador.

More than 260 LATAM Cargo flights took off from Bogota, Medellin and Quito, transporting
fresh flowers to the main consumption destinations.

In Colombia, the offer doubled from 28 to 56 frequencies during the peak season, totalling 9,200 tonnes of flowers, mostly roses, carnations and chrysanthemums, destined for Miami, from where they were distributed across North America.

In Ecuador, the company almost tripled its offer, moving from the usual 11 frequencies to
33 during the Valentine’s Day season. This increase allowed carrying more than 6,340 tonnes of flowers, notably roses and mini roses, to Miami and Amsterdam.

“During this year, the company will receive three cargo aircraft as part of the growth
plan announced in 2021. Although their assigned markets have not been defined yet, the company and our customers are able to foresee even more auspicious future
seasons,” concluded Desirée Aramburú.

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