Thursday, May 23, 2024

First equine guests welcomed to The ARK at JFK

The ARK at New York’s JFK International Airport has received its first equestrian guests after the Equine Import Quarantine facility opened its doors. Approved by the US Department of Agriculture top-class horses were welcomed over Labor Day weekend. Also known as “3 Shades of Grey,” these three Irish horses named Sandy, Jackson and Polly, were originally […]

Emirates SkyCargo flies top racehorses on freighters to Dubai

Emirates SkyCargo has been transporting some of the world’s best racehorses to Dubai for one of the most prestigious global racing events – the Dubai World Cup – taking place on 25 March. Champion thoroughbred horses have been arriving from all parts of the world into Dubai on freighters over the last few weeks. One of the […]

Stansted BIP facility has capacity for future growth

Stansted Airport has welcomed new non-European services in recent years, which have benefitted from the ability to fly horses into the UK, Stansted Airport Border Inspection Post (BIP) manager, Shane Stephens tells Air Cargo Week staff writer James Muir. He says Stansted welcomed nearly 1,200 horses from outside the European Union in 2015 and nearly 600 […]

Liege opens ‘Horse Inn’ ready for the Olympic Games

Liege Airport has opened a ‘Horse Inn’ a new infrastructure designed to upgrade its overall service provision for the transportation of horses and give horses on the move a first-class stopover. The gateway says there is a “real need” for a specific rest and loading area for horses, which is only set to increase and says it is […]

Ireland’s ’designated’ cargo hub looking to keep growing

Shannon Airport says the large proportion of Irish export air cargo leaving by road to British or continental European airports presents both a challenge and an opportunity. Shannon Airport Authority group strategy director, Patrick Edmond explains to Air Cargo Week: “Today there is no statistical data to quantify the scale of this surface leakage, but […]

Brussels organises largest horse transport on European flight

Brussels Airport and Intradco Global have transported 86 horses to the Middle East – the largest export of horses on one aircraft from Europe. The mixture of Warmbloods and Arabian horses yesterday, travelled in one of the largest cargo aircraft in operation – a Boeing 747-400 Freighter. Brussels Airport head of cargo, Steven Polmans says: […]