09 Mar Stansted Airport will be at the heart of the nation’s Mother’s Day celebrations
London Stansted Airport will be at the heart of the nation’s Mother’s Day celebrations as 1,000 tonnes of flowers arrive at the airport ahead of the big day.
Cargo planes at Stansted have been busy flying in millions of flowers of every colour and variety from key growing regions in Africa and South America as, up and down the country, the UK prepares to say thank you to mum.
More than half of all flowers arriving into the UK by air from outside Europe in March will come through Stansted, making it by far the most important airport for Mother’s Day flower imports. And figures show that Mother’s Day is second only to Valentine’s Day in the flower power charts; February and March are the two most important months for flower imports at Stansted.
263,000 tonnes of freight, including other Mother’s Day essentials like chocolates, was shipped through Stansted in 2017 on 12,500 cargo flights. Other key goods that Stansted process are textiles, fruit and vegetables, electronics, pharmaceuticals, mail, race-horses and Formula One equipment.