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The cuteness of logistics

The cuteness of logistics

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has safely delivered 54 cats and 25 dogs to new places of living, where “fluffy friends” will find their new families.

A total of 35 boxes of Maine Coon, Siberian, Ragdoll, Bambino, Sphynx, Devon Rex, Bengali, British shorthair, and other cats together with 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 to Chicago. The transportation was organised in co-operation with Russian cattery Hakunua Matata which takes care of Siberian cats.

“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,” commented 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’, – pointed out Khristina Moiseeva, director of Hakunua Matata cattery.

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. Upon arrival, they finally met their new owners “to become their true friends for many years to come,” said the airline.

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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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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