May 15, 2019: Emirates SkyCargo transported 91 horses for the Shanghai leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour between May 3 and 5, 2019.
These horses became Emirates’ latest guests to experience its specialised Emirates Equine product, described as equine business class for the calm and comfortable transportation of horses.
The horses were flown aboard two Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft specially chartered for the occasion for their journey from Belgium.
The horses were first led into specially designed horse stalls which were then loaded directly into the cargo aircraft for a smooth boarding experience.
On these flights, the horses were accommodated two per horse stall. In addition, qualified vets and grooms accompanied the horses during the flight.
The horse stalls were also fitted with hay nets to ensure that the equine champions didn’t lack their in-flight snacks.
The freight division of Emirates worked with Peden Bloodstock, a reputed equine transportation company, to ensure that the horses were well cared for before, during and after their flights so they could hit the ground running at Shanghai.
Post the tournament, the horses once again boarded their Emirates SkyCargo flights back to Belgium.