More than two thirds of UK consumers believe there should not be restrictions on fresh food airfreighted from developing countries, a new survey has revealed.

The poll, by aviation industry body FlyingMatters, examined UK voters’ attitudes towards transporting goods by air.

Some 70% of respondents agreed with the statement ‘developing countries should not be penalised by restrictions on air-freighting fresh food to the UK’. Of those, 31% said they strongly agreed.  

Two-thirds also agreed that ‘having access to air-freighted fresh fruit and veg all year round helps me live a healthier lifestyle’.