Demand flowers at Cargolux ahead of Valentine's Day

13 / 02 / 2018

Cargolux has added 1,200 tonnes of extra capacity to its flights out of Nairobi, Quito and Bogota as it expects demand to bloom ahead of Valentine's Day.

The all-cargo carrier said that the extra capacity is in addition to the 20 weekly flights it offers from the three destinations.

In order to preserve the flowers’ condition, they must be delivered to distribution centres in Europe within 48 hours of their harvest.

Therefore, Cargolux uses thermos blankets that ensure an additional protection for temperature sensitive shipments.

Columbia, Ecuador and Kenya are the most substantial providers for flowers with Kenya catering for around 7% of the world trade.

The European markets comprises 35% of Kenya’s flower harvest. On top of the European and North American business, emerging economies in Asia are quickly becoming blossoming markets for flowers.

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