Emirates SkyCargo transports first group of horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Largest air horse charter for a single sporting event

Monday, September 3, 2018 — Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2018- Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has successfully transported the first group of 67 horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018. The horses were flown from Liege, Belgium to Greenville-Spartanburg, USA in an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.

This is the first of the nineteen flights that Emirates SkyCargo will be operating as a special charter for one of the most important events in the global sporting calendar. With over 500 horses being flown for the Games, this is the largest air horse charter that has been undertaken for a single sporting event. Emirates SkyCargo worked with Peden Bloodstock, a leading international horse transportation specialist to execute the charter. 

Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to equine transportation and regularly flies horses for leading racing and other equestrian events across the globe. The air cargo carrier provides a calm and comfortable environment for the horses which also complies with regulations set out by national and international authorities on live animal transport including IATA Live Animals regulations (LAR).

For more information on the charter and the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 visit the FEI News Centre

Emirates SkyCargo is engaged in the world's biggest equine airlift to the United States for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018
Emirates SkyCargo will be operating 19 chartered flights for the Games. <br/>Image courtesy: FEI/Dirk Caremans; FEI/Tori Repole
Emirates SkyCargo freighter aircraft arriving at Greenville-Spartanburg aircraft with the first group of horses competing in the Games.<br/>Image courtesy: FEI/Dirk Caremans; FEI/Tori Repole
Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to transporting horses on its freighter flights.<br/>Image courtesy: FEI/Dirk Caremans; FEI/Tori Repole
The first of the flights carrying 69 horses departed from Liege on Sunday.<br/>Image courtesy: FEI/Dirk Caremans; FEI/Tori Repole
The horses will be transported in a Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter<br/>Image courtesy: FEI/Dirk Caremans; FEI/Tori Repole
Emirates SkyCargo worked with Peden Bloodstock, a leading international horse transportation specialist to execute the charter. <br/>Image courtesy: FEI/Dirk Caremans; FEI/Tori Repole
Sukanya Ramanujan Emirates Public Relations at Emirates Group

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