For Mother’s Day celebrations, the United States was filled with Colombian and Ecuadorian flowers. Avianca Cargo managed to transport 17,500 tons during the season, of which 92% were flowers. Thanks to the operation of more than 420 flights from Colombia and Ecuador, the airline exceeded by 26% the volume carried during the same period in 2021.
"In Avianca Cargo, we continue working to offer more capacity to flower growers during flower seasons. We continue to follow a robust strategy, expanding our air and ground operations capacity and increasing our team to provide quality service to our customers and support market demand. After a successful Valentine's Day season, we are once again recording historic numbers for Mother's Day, reaffirming our position as a leader in flower exportation from the region to the United States," said Gabriel Oliva, CEO of Avianca Cargo.
Thanks to more than 130 weekly frequencies carried out by the airline, Bogota led the way in the movement of roses and carnations, while pompons, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums predominated from Medellin. From Quito, roses of all colors and gypsophila were the main products.
The exportation from Colombia and Ecuador to Miami and all of the United States continues to position these countries as two of the largest flower producers in the world and Mother's Day as the most important date for the industry. Avianca Cargo has been the best ally of flower growers for more than 49 years and will be for many more.
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