Air Charter Service successfully transports 13,000 chicks from Germany to Algeria
The chicks were transported within hours of hatching and had already travelled from the United States to Germany on a commercial flight.
Air Charter Service (ACS) has been busy during the Covid-19 pandemic, and now they have managed to successfully delivered 13,000 chicks from Frankfurt in Germany to Algeria. After earlier impressive performances, a freight forwarder asked Air Charter Service to help fly the chicks in June 2020 during the peak of the pandemic.
The chicks needed to be safely transported within hours of hatching and had already travelled from the United States to Germany on a commercial flight, but limited scheduled services meant a charter was needed for the final leg of their journey to Algeria. So, the ACS New York and Frankfurt worked together to come up with the best solution for the transportation.
They sourced an Antonov AN-26, which was the ideal size and price for the consignment and allowed the team to load and offload the chicks quickly. They liaised with the partner airline to ensure they had the correct licenses to transport live animals and secured the necessary permits for the flight to go ahead. The team also ensured that they coordinated with the handling agents and vet lounge at the airport correctly to make sure the chicks were transitioned smoothly. They also saw that an ACS representative was present throughout to see that the chicks were cared for properly during the journey.