UAE adopts Live Animal Regulations
Air cargo operators and commercial airlines will now be able to generate business flying live animals out of the UAE.
The International Air Transport Association announced last month that the UAE is the second country in the Middle East to adopt IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR) for the transport of live animals to and from the Emirates.
Gulf Air Cargo was recently given the responsibility for the carriage of two cheetah cubs from Johannesburg to a leading zoo in Karachi for breeding purposes.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The transit times and connecting flight on Gulf Air offered us the quickest connection into Karachi,Ã¢â‚¬Â? said Jason Constant from Air Alternative Africa.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Gulf Air representatives were extremely efficient in advising details of the flight and when the cargo arrived at final destination, proving once again that the service being offered by the GSA of Gulf Air was nothing but outstanding. We will certainly make use of the airline for any future exports we may have and I will recommend Gulf Air to anyone needing to export live animals or any cargo to destinations covered by the airline,Ã¢â‚¬Â? added Constant.
Gulf Air Cargo flights have a lower deck capacity of 15 tonnes and fly three times per week from Johannesburg to Bahrain and other Gulf Air destinations.