Teesside International Airport in the UK has been approved as a Border Control Point (BCP), meaning it can handle perishable produce such as flowers, fruit, and vegetables.
The airport said that the approval comes just in time for Valentine’s Day and that it is now in talks with several “world-leading importers and airlines.”
The development comes after the airport opened a £2.5m freight facility last year, which offers a 21,000 sq ft hangar with security screening technology, handling, freight forwarding, customs clearage, and storage.
Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: “As one of the few Border Control Points in the country, we are now in a unique place to become a freight center for businesses across the North.
“We’ve secured this vital designation in quick time – and this will allow the airport to access fruit, veg, and flower markets across the North of England and beyond.
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