Network Airline Management has transported a vast 1500 tons of freshly cut flowers from Nairobi, Kenya, into Liege, Belgium, to meet additional demand ahead of Valentine’s Day this year.
This year’s “Valentine’s Day Flower Rush,” throughout the first two weeks of February, saw Network operate a total of 15 x B747F flights, including three extra flights to meet this year’s higher-than-normal demand.
With Network’s own ‘NAS NBO’ Operations team overseeing the operation, each flight reached a maximum payload of approximately 100 tons of freshly cut flowers, giving an approximate total Valentine’s figure of 1500 tons!
Upon landing in Liege, the fresh Roses and Carnations were quickly processed, then transferred by road to various cities in Europe and the United Kingdom.
Network Airline Management’s Senior Commercial Manager – Managed Fleet, Sam Lindsey, said, “We are once again happy to support the Kenyan flower industry throughout the Valentine’s peak season. All the Network teams were fully focused to ensure smooth operations and ensure our valued client’s demands were met.”