Emirates SkyCargo has launched Emirates Pets, a product developed to offer air transport for domestic pets.
The entry level service, Emirates Pets offers airport to airport transportation for pets across the carrier’s network.
The owner of the pet will be responsible for completing all the required paperwork and clearances needed for the transport of the pet from one country to another.
In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also entered into a partnership with Snoopy Pets, a Dubai-based pet relocation service, to offer a premium door-to-door transportation service, Emirates Pet Plus across 16 markets.
Under the premium service, Snoopy Pets will manage the complete logistics of transporting the pet, including filing all the required documentation, taking the pet for any required veterinary checks and transporting the pet to and from the airport on behalf of the customer and Emirates SkyCargo.
The service will be available in Bahrain, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE and the UK.
With Emirates Pets and Emirates Pets Plus, owners wishing to take their pets with them on extended holidays also have the option of booking a return flight for their pets with Emirates SkyCargo.
In the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 11,000 domestic pets, mostly dogs and cats on its flights.
Close to 60 per cent of the animals flown have either started or ended their journey in the UAE, and nearly 3,000 pets have travelled to the UK over the same period.