A tweet by Air Charter Service (ACS) and an article by BBC supports that farmworkers were flown by charter planes to the United Kingdom.
BBC reported that Air Charter Service announced that the first flight would land on 16 April 2020 at Stansted carrying 150 Romanian farmworkers to the UK on charter flights to pick fruit and vegetable crops. Government department Defra said it was encouraging people across the UK to help bring the harvest in.
Metro reported that six flights had reportedly been organized to bring Eastern European farm workers to Britain. The first flight carrying 180 Romanian workers had been chartered by one of the UK’s largest producers of vegetables G’s Growers, which had its headquarters near Ely in Cambridgeshire. The flight was due to arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex.
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