Kenyan roses travel first class

Author: Ron van der Ploeg

NAIROBI, Kenya: While there seems no end to soaring air cargo prices, the ground crew at Nairobi’s Kenyatta airport use netting to restrain boxes filled with flowers, so they do not move in flight. A typical procedure when loading cargo into the belly of a plane.

This time, however, a shortage of air freight capacity is seeing airlines put cargo in empty passenger compartments. According to Royal FloraHolland, extra freighter service offers Kenyan growers some relief although there seems no end in sight for soaring air cargo prices.

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