Emirates rose freighter flies to Barcelona for The Day of the Rose

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Emirates SkyCargo’s rose decal freighter made a special appearance in Barcelona for Day of the Rose celebrations on 23 April, when locals gift roses and books to one another.

The Boeing 777 Freighter A6-EFL, nicknamed Rosie was unveiled on Valentine’s Day, highlighting Emirates’ contributions to the global floriculture industry, having transported over 70,000 tonnes of fresh flowers including roses across its network in 2016.

The aircraft has flown to over 35 cities in 25 countries carrying over 7,000 tonnes of cargo ranging from general cargo to perishables and even horses.

Rosie has also flown over 550 tonnes of roses on multiple flights between Nairobi and Quito to the global flower hub in Amsterdam.

Emirates SkyCargo started weekly freighter services to Barcelona in March 2016, with notable exports including fashion garments, perfume, electrical and mechanical products, and pharmaceuticals.

It also operates twice daily passenger services with cargo capacity to the city.