MAB Kargo has carried 1,500 sheep across the Java Sea from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur on a charter flight in time for Aidil Adha.
Flight MH6435 left Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport at 17.05 with 50 tonnes of livestock on board and landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 20.45.
This was the first ever charter MAB Kargo operated out of Surabaya, with two more shipments scheduled for 8 August and 13 August, catering for Aidil Adha demand, which is expected to fall on 22 August.
The 20 crates were moved into waiting trucks to the next destination by the ground crew as well as MAB Kargo’s Animal Hotel staff.
MAB Kargo sales and marketing general marketing, Amiroel Shazrie Yussof says Animal Hotel staff undergo regular training to stay up-to-date and ensure safety of animals, saying: “In the past, we have transported exotic animals such as dolphins, sea lions, tiger sharks, baby giraffes and rhinoceros to name a few. Equines, cattle and livestock are also frequent commodities on our charter service. I am pleased to share that our vast experience in pet and animal transportation has accorded MABkargo with a membership in the IATA Live Animal Board.”