Emirates SkyCargo launches Emirates Pets

Thursday, August 16, 2018 — Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Pets - a new and improved air transportation product developed by a team of experts to offer a convenient and comfortable air transportation experience for domestic pets. The product builds on Emirates SkyCargo’s existing capabilities to transport pet animals on its flights and offers new features such as door to door transportation as well as booking return flights for pets.

With Emirates Pets, the entry level solution, Emirates SkyCargo will offer airport to airport transportation for pets across the carrier’s network of over 160 destinations.  The owner of the pet will be responsible for completing all the required paperwork and clearances needed for the transport of the pet from one country to another.

In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also entered into a partnership with Snoopy Pets, a leading pet relocation service provider based out of Dubai, to offer a new premium door to door transportation service, Emirates Pets Plus, across 16 markets. Under its premium service, the complete logistics of transporting the pet, including filing all the required documentation, taking the pet for any required veterinary checks and transporting the pet to and from the airport, will be managed by Snoopy Pets on behalf of the customer and Emirates SkyCargo.  The markets where this service is available are Bahrain, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UAE and UK.

With Emirates Pets and Emirates Pets Plus, owners wishing to take their pets with them on extended holidays also have the option of also booking a return flight for their pets with Emirates SkyCargo.

In the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 11,000 domestic pets - mostly dogs and cats on its flights. Close to 60% of the animals flown have either started or ended their journey in the UAE. Nearly 3,000 pets have travelled to the UK over the same time period with the air cargo carrier.

Emirates Pets has been designed keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the pet and offers special features including track and trace of the shipment, late cut-off time for pet acceptance at origin, dedicated animal care areas at Emirates SkyCargo’s hubs in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), temperature protected transportation on the ramp, special handling facilities worldwide as well as availability of veterinary care on a 24*7 basis. Emirates Pets’ robust animal welfare oriented processes have been developed in compliance with the conditions outlined in the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR) to ensure that pets are well cared for throughout their journey.

More details on Emirates Pets is available at www.skycargo.com/emiratespets  

Emirates SkyCargo is the world’s largest international air cargo airline. It offers customers cargo capacity on its modern, all wide-body fleet of over 270 aircraft including 14 freighters - 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747-400ERF. Emirates SkyCargo has developed a number of transportation solutions targeted at specific industry verticals. Some of the solutions include Emirates Pharma- for the secure transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals; Emirates Fresh- for transporting fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat and Emirates Wheels for moving luxury and premium automobiles.

Emirates SkyCargo has launched  new and improved air transportation product for Pets
Snoopy Pets, a pet relocation agency based out of Dubai, will be working with Emirates SkyCargo to offer premium door to door transport services for pets across 16 markets.
Sukanya Ramanujan

Emirates Public Relations

Emirates Group

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Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international airline cargo operator in the world. With an unrivalled route network, we connect cargo customers to over 160 cities across six continents and operate in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. Our cargo hold capacity comprises Emirates’ fleet of over 265 aircraft, including 14 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F.

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