Alha handles first horse shipment at new Malpensa equine centre

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Alha Group Milan Malpensa Airport equine handling centre

Alha Group has completed its first horse transportation at the newly relaunched Milan Malpensa Airport equine handling centre.

30 competition horses flew to Doha on board Etihad Airways EY9871 during the night of 17 and 18 November, the first time such a number have been handled in Milan since the relaunch of the Alha-managed MXP Equine Handling Centre in Malpensa Cargo City.

The animals were delivered at the airport on board dedicated vans and placed into aeronautic boxes and loaded onto the aircraft main deck.

Alha Group general manager, Alessandro Cappella says: “This reopening is for Alha a moment of pride, both at national and international level. MXP Equine Handling Centre represents a completion for the services we already provide in Milan and must be considered as an added booster for the visibility of our terminal’s efficiency and reliability.”

The equine centre is located in a separate area of the Cargo City providing direct access to the apron with infrastructure for veterinary support, mandatory sanitisation and cleansing activities related to rooms and equipment.