This Valentine's Day, American Airlines Cargo is delivering hundreds of tonnes of fresh flowers, marking the first of several peaks for the airline throughout the year. While many businesses prepare for the Valentine's Day rush, the American Airlines Cargo team is prepared all year for this vertical market and consistent business.
This year, American Airlines Cargo will transport 50% more flowers out of Europe than in 2022, or more than 417 tonnes, for the Valentine's Day peak. The airline uses its trucking network and widebody planes to deliver Dutch tulips and roses to the United States and abroad through London Heathrow (LHR) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
For over 30 years, American Airlines Cargo teams in the Americas and Europe have consistently transported a variety of fresh flowers, including roses, tulips, carnations, lilies, peonies, and baby's breath, to help commemorate a variety of special occasions.
Valentine's Day is the first holiday of the year when flower demand increases for the carrier, but there are several other celebrations, such as Emperor's Birthday in Japan, Easter, Mother's Day in the United States and Europe, All Saints Day, U.S. Thanksgiving, and Christmas, where volumes peak in multiple locations across American's cargo network.
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