Aviation article(s)
July 30, 2020
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has safely delivered 54 cats and 25 dogs to their new homes in Chicago, where fluffy friends will find their new families.


The largest Russian cargo airline said the delivery involved a total of 35 boxes of various cat breeds — Maine Coon, Siberian, Ragdoll, Bambino, Sphynx, Devon Rex, Bengali, British shorthair.


There were also 21 boxes of Chow-Chow, American cocker spaniel, French bulldogs, Tibetan, Caucasian shepherd, and other dogs became ABC’s passengers on the long-haul Boeing 747 freighter flights from Moscow (Russia) to Chicago (USA).


AirBridgeCargo said the shipment was organized in cooperation with Russian cattery HAKUNA MATATA which takes care of Siberian cats.


Animal transport experience


‘Within our company, we have 15+ years of experience in the transportation of various animals, including pets. Our specialists, both in the air and on the ground, follow IATA LAR and strict internal guidelines, whereas sophisticated Boeing 747F onboard system allows for the creation of an ideal in-flight environment, making it possible to adjust the required temperature and humidity settings for each particular animal,’ said Peter Novozhenov, regional director, Russia and CIS, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.


‘With animals’ health being of paramount importance, we were delighted to see that AirBridgeCargo and its team takes every delivery on a personal level, making sure that all the requirements are met and being always here to assists, no matter how many questions we might have. Some technical issues will always take place, but it is important to be prepared for these situations and follow the right guidelines to guarantee safety of ‘special passengers,’ Khristina Moiseeva, Director of HAKUNA MATATA cattery added.


All the animals were duly taken care of during the flight and within cargo handling agent’s premises to make sure they had enough food, water, and felt safe.


AirBridgeCargo Airlines has been an acknowledged expert when it comes to the transportation of live animals. Not only does it have dedicated specialists with in-depth knowledge and expertise but it also operates one of the most capable fleets of freighters.

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