Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates, has listed out the top five commodities - flowers, chocolates, perfumes, watches and gadgets - transported for Valentine's Day. "Emirates SkyCargo is an important facilitator of cross-border trade and commerce across the world," says Dennis Lister, Vice President, Cargo Commercial Development, Emirates.
"However, on a more individual level, we also play a role in spreading joy in people's lives. During the two or three weeks leading up to Valentine's, we always see a sharp increase in the transport of popular gifts for Valentine's Day such as flowers, perfumes and chocolates. We take our commitment to delivering smiles around the world very seriously."
Flowers, and roses in particular, are by far the most popular gifts for Valentine's Day. In January 2022, more than 3,000 tons of flowers were flown by Emirates SkyCargo, freshly harvested from farms in Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia and other countries. "A majority of the flowers are first flown to the Netherlands, home to the world's largest flower auction market, and then redistributed to other global markets. "
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