Cargolux operates charter flight to Jakarta to transport horses for Asian Games

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Aug 21, 2018: Last weekend, all cargo airline Cargolux safely flew high value race horses from Luxembourg to Jakarta, Indonesia, where they participated in the Asian games.  

This ad hoc shipment was routed directly from Luxembourg to Jakarta which required attentive preparation from the Cargolux charter team, since Jakarta is not part of the regular scheduled destination catalogue. 

Authorisations and paperwork had to be requested before the flight to ensure minimal flight disruption and subsequent animal discomfort.

The four-legged sports stars will compete in the equestrian part of the Games which are held in Jakarta from August 18 to September 2.  This competition, based on the Olympic Games format, is held every four years in an Asian or Middle Eastern city and gathers the best athletes from across the region.

The part-charter operation, which was operated in conjunction with JIT-EX, required careful preparation and planning to avoid causing the animals distress during the transport. 

To ensure the flight went smoothly, Cargolux could count on its state-of-the-art HMC horse stalls and the dedicated CV alive team that specializes in the intricacies of live animal transportation. The custom-designed HMC stalls provide increased stability and their double layer pallet base reduces the motion feeling for the horses, greatly reducing the stress the animals feel compared to traditional single layer pallets. With its expert staff, high professional standards and customised horse stalls, all the requirements were met to guarantee an optimal flight.

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