US (FL): Thousands of pounds of flowers arrive at MIA ahead of Valentine’s Day

Thousands of pounds of flowers are arriving at Miami International Airport every day ahead of Valentine’s Day.

7News cameras captured airport workers unloading several boxes of flowers from an American Airlines jet.

“We ship about 120,000 pounds of flowers every day for the next 10 days,” Eric Mathieu, American Airlines Cargo’s managing director of customer experience, said.

American Airlines is shipping in flowers from locations such as Europe and Latin America, primarily Colombia and Ecuador.

“Valentine’s Day is the biggest flower beat for us each year,” American Airlines spokesperson Roger Samways said. “Customers are really looking for two things when it comes to moving sensitive products, like flowers. They want schedule and they want really, really robust and consistent handling, both origin and destination.”

Read more at 7News (Raphael Pires)

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