Thursday, June 20, 2024

AFKLMP’s fleet smell of roses for Valentine’s Day

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has met demand for Valentine’s Day flowers by shipping 3,300 tonnes to Europe in a two-week period. The flowers were exported from countries such as Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia in January and February, including Kenya’s famous Rhodos roses. Using Boeing 747-400F and combi-aircraft, AFKLMP was able to provide main […]

Say it with 900 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo made sure lovers across Europe could say it with flowers by transporting over 900 tonnes of roses for Valentine’s Day. More than 900 tonnes of roses were transported on Quito – Frankfurt, Bogota – Frankfurt and Nairobi – Frankfurt routes, the equivalent to some 10 million roses imported over three weeks. Most of […]

LATAM Cargo flies 9,000 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day

LATAM Cargo has carried more than 9,000 tonnes of flowers in time for Valentine’s Day, flying to the US, Netherlands and China and other destinations. During the four weeks preceding Valentine’s Day, LATAM Cargo transported flowers from Bogota and Medellin in Colombia and from Quito in Ecuador to markets in North America, Europe, Asia, South […]

Emirates flies 300t of flowers to Amsterdam for Valentine’s Day

Emirates SkyCargo has put on three additional cargo flights transporting over 300 tonnes of flowers to Amsterdam to support demand for flowers for Valentine’s Day. Demand for flowers spikes around Valentine’s Day, with global demand for roses growing to 250 million every February, with Emirates SkyCargo introducing extra flights to meet the additional demand. The […]

Roses are red, violets are blue, air cargo flies flowers for you

The air cargo industry made sure that lovers around the world had the perfect flower for Valentine’s Day, transporting thousands of tonnes of produce in time for the big day. Cargolux Airlines International added close to 1,200 tonnes of extra capacity to meet the peak demand, adding to the 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, […]

AFKLMP spreads the love with 3,000t of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Air cargo has helped spread the love for Valentine’s Day with airlines busily flying flowers in time for the big day. Over a two week period, Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo shipped around 3,000 tonnes of flowers from production and export nations including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia to Europe. AFKLMP used Boeing 747-400 Freighter […]

UPS says it with flowers, 88 million of them

UPS has ramped up its lovegistics network to deliver an estimated 88 million flowers around the world in time for Valentine’s Day. The company will handle more than eight million pounds of blooms for US consumers, enough to fill 64 wide-body Boeing 767s. To ensure flowers are delivered in perfect condition, UPS transports the shipments […]

American Airlines flies flowers in time for Valentine’s Day

American Airlines has been busy preparing for Valentine’s Day, shipping flowers, plants, chocolates and gifts around the globe. The airline ships flowers and other perishable goods all year round but the first half of February is especially busy, with the most popular flowers around including carnations, mini-carnations, roses and tropical flowers like calla lilies. Flowers […]

AF-KL-MP flies 5,000t of flowers for Valentine’s and Women’s Day

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo has flown 5,000 tonnes of flowers in five weeks to meet demand for Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day. The flowers were flown to Europe in February and March from countries including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia both on freighter aircraft and in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft, offering 17 […]

Flower shipments bloom for Valentine’s Day at IAG Cargo

Flower volumes have bloomed at IAG Cargo in the run up to Valentine’s Day and demand for high-end chocolate has also grown. The airline group, which consists of British Airways World Cargo, Iberia Cargo, Aer Lingus, bmi and Vueling, has seen an 18 per cent increase in flower volumes from Columbia and Ecuador, while high-end […]

LATAM Cargo ready for Valentine’s Day with 9,000 tonnes of flowers

LATAM Cargo has transported over 9,000 tonnes of flowers in the run up to Valentine’s Day, representing 21 per cent of the Latin American flower market. Over 140 cargo flights departed from Ecuador and Colombia between 16 January and 7 February, with Bogota – Miami volumes reaching 900 tonnes per week and 1,500 tonnes flew […]

Love is in the air as airlines fly roses for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, carriers all over the world are filling their aircraft with roses for romantics around the globe. Lufthansa Cargo is filling entire freighters with flowers, connecting flower-growing countries with its Frankfurt hub several times a week, with charter flights from cities including Quito and Nairobi. It transports 1,000 tonnes […]

Heathrow ready for Valentine’s Day with 570 tonnes of rose imports

Heathrow Airport is expecting to import 570 tonnes of roses, triple the average month to make sure supplies are well stocked ahead of Valentine’s Day. Red roses have been a Valentine’s Day staple since the 17th century, and 88 per cent of fresh cut flowers come from countries along the equator. Kenyan roses accounted for […]

Kenyan flowers in demand from North America

Many will be out buying roses for loved ones this weekend for Valentine’s Day on Sunday and they could well be Kenyan flowers, which are in high demand, notably from North America. IAG Cargo says there is a blossoming trade for Kenyan flower growers and initial figures show flower volumes destined for the US have increased over […]