American Airlines Cargo moves more than 1.2mn pounds of flowers

American Airlines Cargo transports seasonal blooms from Europe and Latin America to destinations around the world

American Airlines Cargo moves more than 1.2mn pounds of flowers

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American Airlines Cargo has moved more than 1.2 million pounds of flowers ahead of Valentine’s Day.

The carrier moved the flowers mainly from Europe and Latin America during February 1-10, destined for locations across the globe to ensure the seasonal blooms are fresh and ready for the celebrations, says an official release.

"Out of Europe, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol remained the top origin for flowers this year with tulips being the most common type. During the 10-day peak, the cargo carrier moved fresh flowers from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to London Heathrow via truck where they then travelled on American’s extensive widebody network to the U.S. Top destinations for these Dutch blooms include Boston Logan International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, John. F Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport."

American also shipped significant volumes of flowers out of Latin American locations including Bogota El Dorado International Airport with the highest volumes, followed by Quito International Airport and Medellin Airport, the release added. "This year, the flowers head to key destinations in the U.S. including Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as well as beyond to locations like London, Madrid-Barajas Airport and San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. During the Valentine’s Day peak, 90 percent of the flowers out of Latin America are roses."

Indy Bolina, Head of Global Sales, American Airlines Cargo says: “Moving perishable shipments is one of our specialties, thanks to our extensive global network and skilled operations and sales team members around the world. We are proud of the role we play in moving fresh flowers for Valentine’s Day each year, and are especially proud of the success we saw during this peak season with volumes exceeding 1.2 million lbs.”

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