A 747-400 Boeing aircraft corresponding to Singapore Airlines Cargo landed last thursday at the Mariscal Sucre de Quito airport in order to transport Ecuadorian flowers to Asian markets. The aircraft has capacity to transport approximately 110 metric tons of cargo.
The Valentine’s Day export season already began at the Quito International Airport and it is scheduled to last until the 10th of February. During this period, we expect the arrival of about 200 cargo flights that will transport Ecuadorian flowers to far away destinations such as the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2016, 12,162 tons of flowers were exported during the Valentine’s Day season.
Ecuadorian flowers are the most sought after by international markets on account of their high-quality, achieved through the country’s geographic and climate conditions. Careful management throughout the cutting, packing, consolidating, palletizing, and air transport process preserves the Ecuadorian flower’s excellent quality. Quito airport’s modern facilities at the export cargo terminal ensure the best handling of the flower.