Network Airline Management has transported a huge 1500 tons of freshly cut flowers, from Nairobi, Kenya into Liege, Belgium, to meet additional demand ahead of Valentine’s Day this year.
This year’s “Valentine’s Day Flower Rush” throughout the first 2 weeks of February, saw Network operate a total of 15 x B747F flights, including 3 extra flights to meet this year’s higher than normal demand.
With Network’s own ‘NAS NBO’ Operations team overseeing the operation, each flight reached a maximum payload of approximately 100 tons of freshly cut flowers, giving an approximate total Valentine’s figure of 1500 tons!
Upon landing in Liege, the fresh Roses and Carnations were quickly processed, then transferred by road to various cities in Europe and the United Kingdom.
Network Airline Management’s Senior Commercial Manager – Managed Fleet, Sam Lindsey said, “We are once again happy to support the Kenyan flower industry throughout the Valentine’s peak season.
“All the Network teams were fully focused to ensure smooth operations and ensure our valued client’s demands were met.”
The Network Aviation Group has been supporting Kenya’s acclaimed horticulture industry for over 35 years and currently operates 6 x weekly flights from Nairobi to Liege all year round, utilising their managed fleet of B747F aircraft.