By leveraging specialized technology for the transportation of perishable goods, Avianca Cargo was able to transport a wide variety of flowers, along with other cargo, from Colombia and Ecuador to Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Indianapolis, San Juan Puerto Rico, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Beijing and Shanghai.
In the season between January 19th and February 8th, 2015, Avianca Cargo transported 10,200 tons of flowers for Valentine’s Day. The operation included 176 non-stop Avianca Cargo flights from Bogotá, Medellín and Quito, to Miami, Los Angeles and San Juan, an increase of 43% in the number of flights between these destinations compared to the previous season in 2014.
Avianca Cargo transported 155 tons of flowers to Los Angeles and 405 tons to Amsterdam, an increase of 46% over 2014. Other cities where roses, carnations and bouquets were transported through direct flights and airline partners were: Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Beijing and Shanghai. Avianca Cargo announced that it exceeded its goals for the season in terms of service and freight volume, providing support for the flower industry, which this year saw record exports of flowers for Valentine´s Day.