Delta Cargo and CarePod to make air travel for pets safer

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Delta Cargo has entered into an exclusive long-term partnership with CarePod, a pet technology start-up that has developed a new standard of first-class safety and care for pets travelling by air.

With a new range of smart, pet travel products and services, CarePod will help Delta carry and monitor pets throughout the network with real-time updates for customers.

This is alongside the introduction of a staff vet to the Delta Cargo team who will review policies and procedures to ensure safe and comfortable pet travel.

Delta Cargo vice president, Shawn Cole says: “Demand for pet shipments is strong and we are always looking for ways to create a best-in-class travel experience for pets and their owners.

Working with a start-up like CarePod allows Delta the flexibility to enhance our service in new and innovative ways. We are able to think big, start small and learn fast to solve specific customer needs.”

CarePod founder and chief executive officer, Jenny Pan says: “Our innovative use of technology and breakthrough engineering solutions are matched by our passion for pet safety, comfort and security.  Our goal is to transform the future of pet travel, and to be able to work with Delta in delivering a better experience for its customers is an exciting step.”