Kalitta Air has launched new freighter flights from Ecuador to the US in partnership with GSA Choice Cargo as they look to meet the demand for flower transport. The flights operate between Quito and Miami twice per week, utilizing B747-400 freighters.
He added the flights are in response to growing import and export volumes. “Kalitta made the decision to operate in Ecuador due to the growth of the market towards the US and the different destinations in Europe, Asia, and Oceania,” Choice Cargo said.
“The quality of the Ecuadorian flower is highly appreciated in the international market, which is why there is a need to have more capacity of flights in order to contribute to the growth of exports.”
“The flower sector, our main user, has registered a significant increase of its production and its ability to place Ecuadorian flowers on international markets.
He said the start of the service would provide time for the airline to establish operations before the high season of Valentine’s Day 2023, which will start in mid-January next year.
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