Turkish Cargo flower traffic blooms on wide body cargo aircraft


Turkish Cargo scheduled additional 12 flights between January 26 and February 12 in order to satisfy demand of Valentine’s Day. The airline carried 906 tonnes of cut roses to the Netherlands from Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

Turkish Cargo became the air cargo carrier that had carried the most flowers from Nairobi between those dates with its new Boeing 777F cargo aircraft, 234 more tonnes of flowers than the nearest other air cargo carrier.

With its tropical climate, Kenya stands out with its affordable priced and qualited flower production and flowers are exported to all over the world through Turkish Cargo. Turkish Cargo is operating weekly 5 cargo flights from Nairobi and weekly three cargo flights directly from Nairobi to Maastricht, and 340 tonnes of cut roses are carried per week.

Flowers are arrived at the cargo terminal with air-conditioning vehicles between 2 ° C + 8 ° C. If there are vegetables and fruits in the same shipment, the flowers are seperated so that they are not affected by the ethylene gas which produced by the fruits and vegetables during the flight and all the necessary precautions are taken.