MAB Kargo has completed a charter flight carrying 1,500 heads of sheep from Surabaya, Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur. The flight from Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport (JIA) with the 50 tonnes of livestock was the first ever charter that MABkargo has undertaken out of Surabaya.
Two more shipments are scheduled for 8 and 13 August. The livestock is catering to the Eid al-Adha Islamic celebration which falls on 22 August 2018.
Upon touchdown, the 20 crates were efficiently managed into awaiting trucks to the next destination by the ground crew, as well as MABkargo’s Animal Hotel staff.
MABkargo’s Animal Hotel is not just about pet stay-in, but also manages all live animal shipments as well. With 20 years of experience, MASkargo and its Animal Hotel are well equipped with the expertise and knowledge on live animal handling and transportation, the carrier said.
“The staff at Animal Hotel undergo regular training to keep themselves updated with the latest know-how on both safety and animal welfare pertaining to shipments of live animals by air,” said Amiroel Shazrie Yussof, MASkargo’s Sales & Marketing general manager.
“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.”
Apart from livestock movement, MABkargo also offers charter service for oil & gas, concert equipment and Grand Prix equipment.