Lufthansa Cargo says it with roses

LUFTHANSA Cargo flew 1,000 tonnes of long-stem roses from cut-flower producing nations Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador to Germany, so millions of lovers could celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The German airline carried 90 tonnes of roses on each special flight it operated in addition to scheduled connections, to meet the exceptionally high demand.
Lufthansa Cargo’s Fresh/td product was developed specifically for the transportation of perishable goods, such as flowers and food.
Following harvesting, the flowers are taken as fast as possible from the plantation for packaging before being loaded onto to the aircraft, which have special refrigeration systems in their cargo holds. This ensures they retain all their splendour on arrival at Frankfurt Airport, a statement says. 

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

IATA launches audit certification for general cargo

Air transport association IATA has launched an initiative to reduce audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities, in the…

Read More

IAI “finds interim solution” to keep 737 conversions flying

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) believes it has found “an interim solution” to the problem which earlier this week grounded some…

Read More

Powerful air cargo alliance takes aim at rogue lithium batteries

By Damian Brett

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and…

Read More