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Roses are red, aircraft are green…

[ February 11, 2013   //   ]

Once again, Lufthansa Cargo is flying millions of red roses on fully-laden freighters to Europe for Valentine’s Day on 14 February. All told in the next few days, the cargo carrier will be shipping around 1,000 tonnes of the traditional lovers’ tokens from Africa and South America to Europe via its main Frankfurt hub.

As well as Nairobi and Bogota, a significant share comes from Ecuador’s capital Quito, known as the City of Eternal Spring. The constantly mild climate furnishes overseas rose producers with ideal conditions for cultivating flowers, which are in bloom throughout the year.

And, anticipating the inevitable complaints from the green faction, Lufthansa cites a study from Britain’s Cranfield University which argues that airfreighted flowers are more environmentally-friendly than those cultivated in Europe – which require artificial irrigation and heated greenhouses.Once again, Lufthansa Cargo is flying millions of red roses on fully-laden freighters to Europe for Valentine’s Day on 14 February. All told in the next few days, the cargo carrier will be shipping around 1,000 tonnes of the traditional lovers’ tokens from Africa and South America to Europe via its main Frankfurt hub.

 

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