AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has partnered with Gandikap to fly three thoroughbred horses from Beijing to Moscow.
The horses — two Andalusian stud and one Orlov Trotter — weighed a combined weight of 1.5 tonnes.
The animals were each transported inside IATA-approved LAR horse containers after having been on a four-year tour.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions in China, the horses were not accompanied with grooms. Instead, ABC followed its customers' step-by-step instructions, to “minimise loading procedures and guarantee seamless access to the horses’ owner within Sheremetyevo International Airport premises”.
Petr Novozhenov, regional director, Russia and CIS at AirBridgeCargo Airlines, commented: “We have always been committed to high-quality services for live animals’ transportation. With additional restrictions, transportation without grooms seemed like an impossible task, however, we face difficulties head-on and, upon thorough fine-tuning of all the stages, the transportation has been accomplished. Thanks to dedication and experience of our sales team in the region who are accustomed to multitasking and challenging projects, the horses got first-class treatment.”
ABC said it has been strengthening its expertise in live animal transportation and has transported more than 1,500 of horses over the last five years.
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