2013 News - Flights - A treat tor Monarch Airlines’ passengers at Leeds Bradford Airport in celebration of Wimbledon fortnight

26 06 2013

In celebration of the great British tradition, Wimbledon, Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline, today treated passengers at Leeds Bradford Airport with locally grown strawberries, as they boarded their flight to Heraklion, Crete, just as Andy Murray was preparing to play on Court One.

Lindsay Oldroyd-Hulme and three year old son Raife Hulme greeted passengers with a delicious box of freshly picked strawberries. The Oldroyd family has now celebrated over hundred years of strawberry growing and toddler Raife is just as keen to follow in the family’s farming tradition.
Lindsay Oldroyd-Hulme said: "E.Oldroyd & Sons have been growing strawberries in Yorkshire for five generations, and are immensely proud today to showcase through Monarch Airlines and Leeds Bradford Airport, the best of Yorkshire fruit to the world.”

Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said: “At Monarch we are committed to putting the fun back into flying so we were delighted to be able to offer our customers a little treat to mark the famous British tradition of Wimbledon, and support a local business at the same time. We are sure our customers enjoyed this pleasant surprise at the start of their holiday.”

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Marketing Director said: "We are pleased that Monarch Airlines' passengers to Crete were able to sample the very best of the Yorkshire strawberry crop, carefully grown and simply delicious.”

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