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“Love is in the Air” by AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo

Especially for Valentine’s Day, AFKLMP Cargo shipped over a two-week period (January/February), around 3,000 tonnes of flowers originating from well-known leading production and export countries like Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia to Europe. Using our Boeing 747-400 full freighter and combi aircraft we were able to generate additional main deck capacity to/from our three main flower origins Nairobi, Quito and Bogotá. The greatest share of this additional capacity is mainly intended to supply the European (primarily Dutch, English, Italian, French and Russian) and Asian (Japanese) markets.       Marcel de Nooijer, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo says: “We are strongly committed to the flower market and successfully met seasonal peak flower demand again for this year’s Valentine’s Day”.    In 2017, AFKLMP Cargo shipped more than 50,000 tonnes of flowers from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ecuador and Colombia to Schiphol. Due to its favourable climate and high altitude, Kenya offers perfect growing conditions for roses. Most of the roses (known as “Rhodas”) are red roses with stems averaging 30 to 50 centimeters in length.

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