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Historical Success in the Exportation of Valentine’s Flowers from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito.

The Valentine’s flower export season at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport culminated with unprecedented success, marking a milestone in the air cargo industry.

During the period from January 18 to February 9, 2024, an extraordinary record of 26,466 metric tons of flowers were delivered to destinations around the world, representing an impressive growth of 17.3% compared to the previous year.

With the participation of 16 airlines and a total of 487 outbound cargo flights, the Valentine’s season at the airport broke an all-time record. Peak export day, February 2, saw a record shipment of 1,942 metric tons across 31 flights, highlighting the exceptional ability of the airport’s palletizers to handle large volumes of export cargo.

This success is attributed in part to the expansion of the export cargo terminal, which saw an increase of 2,880 square meters in cargo entry and processing areas. This expansion, along with the growth of the truck maneuvering area, contributed significantly to the efficiency of air cargo handling.

The president and general director of Quiport, Ramón Miró, expressed his gratitude to the airlines and companies specialized in cargo services, such as Novacargo, Servipallet, Pertraly and Aerosan, for their investment in the expansion of the cargo terminal. Miró highlighted the strategic importance of the Mariscal Sucre Airport as one of the main development poles of the city and the country, being the main air cargo airport in Ecuador and one of the most prominent in Latin America.

Quiport’s continued commitment to the development of the air cargo industry in Ecuador is reflected in the expansions carried out and the strategic collaboration with palletizing companies.