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German airline Lufthansa flies 80 tons of fruit and veg to the UK amid lorry chaos

German airline Lufthansa flies 80 tons of fruit and veg to the UK amid lorry chaos


GERMAN airline Lufthansa has flown 80 tons of recent fruit and greens into the UK for Tesco, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op and Aldi.

Its Boeing 777 freighter, carrying lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, citrus fruit, and strawberries, landed at Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Frankfurt simply earlier than 2pm.

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Lufthansa airlifted 80 tons of fruit and veg to the UK[/caption]

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A Boeing 777 freighter delivered lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, citrus fruit and strawberries[/caption]

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The provides will go to Tesco, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op and Aldi[/caption]

The Lufthansa airlift was commissioned by Venus, an Egyptian fruit provider which is utilized by UK supermarkets.

Frankfurt is a significant meals distribution centre that receives produce from throughout Europe together with Spain, the Netherlands and France.

A Lufthansa spokeswoman stated: “We’re additionally checking if a daily flight may be attainable.

“This could possibly be with a freighter however we’re additionally analyzing if we may use passenger plane for freight flights solely.”


The reduction flight got here as hundreds of lorries remained caught in Kent, regardless of strikes to restart Channel crossings.

Tesco has began rationing some gadgets amid fears of meals shortages earlier than Christmas.

The Meals and Drink Federation stated there can be “vital disruption” to grocery store provides from subsequent week.

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It comes as hundreds of lorries remained caught in Dover, Kent[/caption]

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