Valentine’s Day has become an important date in Qatar Airways Cargo’s business calendar. On this occasion, the leading airline can demonstrate the excellence of its comprehensive services and its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
Transporting more than 4,000 tons of flowers around the world over a two-week period is a logistical feat few airlines can match. And Qatar Airways Cargo is definitely at the top of the list. The flowers are exported from two main regions, Latin America (Ecuador and Colombia) and Africa (Uganda and Kenya), and go to 5 major international destinations: USA, Amsterdam (for distribution throughout Europe), Australia, Middle East and Japan.
To meet the high demand during this peak period, Qatar Airways Cargo is stepping up the frequency of its flights to increase capacity. This translates into 10 additional B777 cargo flights from Nairobi to Liège and 10 additional flights from Quito to Amsterdam and Miami, on top of the regular cargo and passenger flights. In addition, the carrier also uses road transport services from European airports to Amsterdam, where logistics are arranged for major consumer countries.
Ensuring that this fragile cargo is handled with the utmost care and delivered on time requires not only a great deal of planning and preparation from the Qatar Airways Cargo team, but also a very high level of expertise and experience. Indeed, Qatar Airways Cargo has been involved in the transportation of flowers from Nairobi for over 10 years and will be the largest cargo carrier there by Valentine’s Day 2023. controlled forwarding system to guarantee that flowers arrive fresh at their final destination. Since the Valentine period requires a lot of coordination to arrange charters with the authorities and manage the additional volumes and flights, close and constant contact with customers for proper planning of shipments on the respective flight days is essential.
True to its motto “Moved by People”, Qatar Airways Cargo can be trusted to deliver impeccable service and guarantee that love will prevail on this special day.