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63 horses carried safely through the clouds by Turkish Cargo

Jan 03, 2022

Providing the conditions in the sky that are as similar to the conditions in their natural living environments by exercising maximum care for the live animal shipments, Turkish Cargo once again performed another successfully equine transport operation with the unique service it offers. The air cargo brand transported 63 horses, 59 of which were shipped at the same time, from Chicago to Istanbul safely.

The horses were brought in comfort from Chicago to Istanbul by making use of specially designed 21 stalls (dedicated horse barns) with non-skid surface and oval edges. Since they are not allowed to be transported unattended as per the international regulations, the horses were accompanied by their keepers and the IATA Live Animals Regulation (LAR) certificated Turkish Cargo personnel during the flight. Having been lodged for a short time in the live animal rooms at the Ataturk Airport in conformity with their natural living conditions, the horses were delivered healthy and hale to their owners in Turkey through the dedicated loading doors enabling ready movement.

In respect of the live animal shipment service, it offers to its customers in 127 countries worldwide; Turkish Cargo takes the IATA LAR (International Air Transport Association, Live Animals Regulations) as reference for its acceptance, storage and shipment processes, and continues to implement the documentation, packaging, labeling and marking rules, as specified in the said regulations, strictly during the course of shipment of live animals.

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