From April 13 to May 4, 2021, Avianca Cargo moved more than 15,000 tonnes of flowers for the Mother’s Day holiday.
This volume corresponds to a growth in tonnes transported of 9.6% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Avianca Cargo operated 246 flights in A330F, A300-600, and B767 cargo aircraft, which have capacities ranging from 40 to 65 tonnes per flight and are temperature-controlled, essential for the logistics of this type of perishable goods.
In addition, passenger flights were operated in Airbus 330s to Miami, transporting only cargo in the cabin and the belly, expanding the capacity offered by our freighters, and these flights transported more than 220 tonnes of flowers.
Exports of various flowers such as roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, pompons, and hydrangeas from Bogota, Medellin, and Quito arrive in Miami, where the company has the necessary infrastructure to receive and deliver hundreds of tonnes of flowers in a single day.
The day with the highest volume of operations at this station was April 27 with close to 870 tonnes, and on May 3 with 836 tonnes, operating 16 flights per day. The company also moved about 655 tons of flowers to Amsterdam and other destinations such as Madrid, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, and New York.
Kurt Schosinsky, managing director for Avianca Cargo, said: “It is gratifying to see that our efforts this season have paid off. We adjusted our network to support our customers’ growth to the maximum, fulfilling 100% of the capacity promised to support the export of flowers from Colombia and Ecuador. With the renovation of our cooler in Miami and the adaptation of the latest technology to preserve perishable products, we have provided the needed support to our customers.
“It was a successful season, where we saw growth levels in our indicators. Most importantly, with excellent teamwork, commitment, and dedication, we offered our customers a professional and reliable service thanks to the planning and synchronisation of the different areas within the organisation”.