Panalpina flies 1.6 million roses from Nairobi to Sydney

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Feb 13, 2019: Onboard a Boeing 777 cargo aircraft, Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina has carried 1.6 million roses from Nairobi to Sydney, right in time for the Valentine%u2019s Day.

Panalpina describes it as 'Love Plane' and according to the company, this was the full freighter flight from Nairobi to Sydney.

And Panalpina is the first and only freight forwarder with this service offering in the market.

The special shipment delivery follows the expansion of Panalpina%u2019s cold storage facility in Nairobi%u2019s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in November 2018, which will enable the company to move a projected 80,000 tonnes of flowers, fruit and vegetables in and out of Kenya by 2020.

Kenya is one of the world%u2019s largest exporters of cut-flowers, which represent the country%u2019s second largest export commodity after tea, and Australia is one of the biggest Asia Pacific importers of the East African nation's famed roses.

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