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Preview: Champion horses check-in to experience Emirates Equine

Champion horses check-in to experience Emirates Equine

Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2019- Close to 100 horses heading to the Shanghai leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour between 3 and 5 May 2019 were the latest to experience Emirates Equine- Emirates SkyCargo’s specialised product for calm and comfortable transportation of horses.

91 horses boarded two Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft specially chartered for the occasion for their journey from Belgium.

The horses were first led into specially designed horse stalls which were then loaded directly into the cargo aircraft for a smooth boarding experience.

On these flights, the horses were accommodated two per horse stall, considered the equivalent of business class travel. The horse stalls were also fitted with hay nets to ensure that the equine champions didn’t lack their in-flight snacks.

Emirates SkyCargo’s equine customers also had access to constant care during the flight as the carrier’s freighter aircraft also has provision for qualified vets and grooms to travel with the horses during the flight.

The air cargo carrier worked with Peden Bloodstock, a reputed equine transportation company, to ensure that the horses were well cared for before, during and after their flights so they could hit the ground running at Shanghai. 

Post the tournament, the horses once again boarded their Emirates SkyCargo flights back to Belgium. 

Emirates Equine in numbers

  1. 39 horse charters executed by Emirates SkyCargo in 2018/19
  2. Over 2000 horses flown by Emirates SkyCargo in 2018/19
  3. 18 Emirates SkyCargo charter flights flown uniquely for one sporting event in 2018- the largest civilian air charter for horses
  4. 91 horses travelled from Belgium to Shanghai for the Longines Global Champions Tour
  5. Emirates SkyCargo has operated horse charters to six continents

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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 270 aircraft, including 13 freighters – 12 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747F. During the Financial Year 2018/19 Emirates SkyCargo carried 2.7 million tonnes of cargo. 

Emirates SkyCargo operates state-of-the-art cargo facilities at its dual hub locations in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) with cargo being moved 24/7 by truck between the two airports via a bonded virtual corridor.

Emirates SkyCargo has developed transportation solutions for specific verticals including pharmaceuticals and perishables. More details at www.skycargo.com

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