Monday, February 14, 2022

Bengaluru airport sees nearly two-fold rise in rose shipments ahead of Valentine’s Day

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Monday stated that airport cargo witnessed a near two-fold increase in rose shipments in the run-up to Valentine’s Day this year. The airport facilitated the movement of approximately 5.15 lakh kg of roses to 25 international and domestic destinations this year, compared to 2.7 lakh kg shipped in 2021.

The demand for roses in the domestic market during Valentine’s season has seen a considerable rise this year. “Domestic shipments have witnessed a significant improvement, having increased to 3.15 lakh kg (6.5 million stems) vs 1.03 lakh kg in 2021, recording over 200 per cent growth. Around 2 lakh kg (7.3 million stems) were exported to international destinations this year vs last year’s 1.7 lakh kg,” a statement from the airport read.

The top domestic destinations for roses include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati and Chandigarh. Among the top international destinations are Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London, Amsterdam, Kuwait, Auckland, Beirut, Manila, Muscat and Dubai.

14/02/22 Indian Express

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