Air New Zealand is helping to put Christmas lunch on the
table for people around the world this holiday season.
The airline’s cargo team is working with New Zealand
meat producers and exporters from around the country to send
meat to international markets, including more than 1 million
kilograms of lamb to the United Kingdom.
vegetables are also in huge demand with 3.2 million
kilograms of New Zealand capsicums and tomatoes heading to
Japan and 1.9 million kilograms of blueberries, capsicums
and tomatoes on the way to Australia during the summer
Air New Zealand Global Manager Cargo
Sales Alex Larsen says the holiday season is one of the
busiest times of year with New Zealand products in hot
“We play a key role for the nation’s
export industry, carrying meat and fresh fish such as salmon
and crayfish, as well as fruit and vegetables to countries
around the world via our extensive global cargo network.
“Lamb is always hugely popular at this time of
year in the UK and cherries are also top of the list for
many with more than 1 million kilograms of Central Otago
cherries to be sent to Asia and the United States over the