Emirates has announced it is to launch its new Emirates Pets service which will see the airline offer airport-to-airport transportation as well as qualified pet care throughout the journey.
The new service plans to offer an animal care area in the cargo processing facility, special handling facilities, comfort breaks and in-transit care, protected transportation on the ramp, all provided by trained and experienced personnel.
Emirates Pets will cover over 161 destinations in 86 countries across six continents with its basic service.
Alongside its basic service the airline will offer a premium option which claims to “take care of everything from initial pick-up to final drop-off, including all your pet’s paperwork and welfare needs” in Bahrain, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UAE and the UK.
The airline’s new service will conform to the International Air Transport Association’s stringent and frequently updated Live Animal Regulations.