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Air cargo industry:

Valentine flower volumes bloom despite Covid-19 pandemic

The air cargo industry has been busy over the last few weeks, making sure loved-up couples are able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic bouquet of flowers.

Each year, the sector sees demand for flower transpiration bud in February ahead of February 14. This year was no different, despite the Covid-19 pandemic putting limits on air cargo capacity.

Latam Cargo Group reported a positive performance during the 2021 Valentine’s Day season, which, together with Mother’s Day (April and May), represents the peak of the fresh flower export activity.

In 2021, the company carried 7% more flowers than in 2020, totaling more than 13,200 tons. The airline said it had operated uninterrupted operations in Colombia and Ecuador, despite the big challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of capacity.

During the season that began three weeks before Valentine’s Day –January 18 through February 9– the carrier took off some 225 times from Bogota, Medellin and Quito with their loads of roses, spray roses, alstroemeria and gerberas from Colombia, and roses, gypsophila and alstroemeria from Ecuador to the US.

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