ABC uplifts thoroughbreds from China to Russia

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) successfully delivered three thoroughbred horses from Beijing to Moscow, without the usual accompaniment of a groom.

Two Andalusian stud horses and one Orlov Trotter horse, weighing over 1,500 kg in total, were transported in a special horse container which meets all IATA LAR container requirements and guarantees the well-being of the animals during the whole flight. The animals were returning home after a four-year road tour.

With strict COVID-19 restrictions being in place in China, ABC team has managed to organise the transportation without a groom, as it would be the normal situation with live animal delivery. The company notes it followed the customer’s precise instructions, minimising loading procedures and guaranteeing seamless access to the horses’ owner within Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) premises.

Petr Novozhenov, regional director, Russia and CIS of AirBridgeCargo Airlines says: “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, one of the leading carriers in special cargo transportation, notes it has been strengthening its expertise in live animals’ transportations through industry training of its personnel, cooperation with reliable and trust-worthy partners and workshops with stakeholders. With horses being among ‘frequent flyers’ of cargo carriers, the company has a proven track-record delivering over 1,500 of horses over the last five years.

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