IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group, has transported 538 tonnes of flowers across its network ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Flower shipments are up 23 per cent by sold tonnes compared to 2021.
The airline has been operating flights carrying large volumes of flowers across its network from countries including Kenya, India, South Africa, the Netherlands, Columbia, and Ecuador.
IAG Cargo’s regional commercial manager for Europe and Africa Freddie Overton said: “It is a busy time of the year for flowering farms, floral retailers and distributors who are all working hard to ensure customers worldwide can cherish their loves ones this year.
“We’re delighted to partake in the process, with our global network ready and capable of taking flowers right across the world. We have some of the best floral facilities in the world to help get Valentine’s flowers to market, looking as fresh as the day they were cut.”
IAG Cargo specialises in the required cold chain management through its ‘Constant Fresh’ service, designed to optimise the longevity of perishables.