Red rose race

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’ve got 13 freighters full… Lufthansa Cargo joins the army of carriers shipping roses for Valentine’s Day across Europe.

Lufthansa Cargo flights heading for Frankfurt (Germany) from South America and Africa are carrying around 1,100 tonnes of roses, which equates to 30 million single roses or 13 full MD-11 freighters.

Growers in Colombia, Ecuador and Kenya are among the world’s major producers of fresh-cut flowers, picked in the morning and at their final destination by night.

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