Qatar Airways transports horses for CHI Al Shaqab


Qatar Airways Cargo has transported 118 show jumping and dressage horses from Belgium to Qatar for the CHI Al Shaqab, which is taking place in Doha from 2 – 5 March.

The horses were transported between Liege and Doha on three specially chartered Boeing 777 Freighters equipped with air stables. The precious cargo travelled with almost 90 vets and grooms, and 30 tonnes of equine equipment. The airline’s QR Equine service includes specifically designed aircraft with controlled temperature zones, spacious horse stalls and dedicated grooms to accompany the horses. In Doha, Qatar Airways Cargo’s Live Animal Facility offers air conditioned holding stalls, a paddock and on-site veterinary personnel.

Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “We take great pride in providing the highest standard of services on the ground and in the air for our equine guest, and we are committed to ensuring that they are handled with the utmost care by our team, just as we do with everything that we transport.”