Turkish Cargo flies horses to Istanbul and Dubai
Jan 21, 2019: Turkish Cargo, the cargo division of Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines, recently completed two different special cargo operations on January 14 to safely transport 17 horses to Istanbul and Dubai.
The first operation involved transporting a total of 15 foals and horses from Chicago to Istanbul with the assurance of Turkish Cargo in order to contribute to horse breeding in Turkey. To ensure comfortable journey, the horses were carried in five stalls, designed with a nonslip ground and oval edges and were safely brought to their new home with the help of special loading doors, enabling easy movement.
Purebreds named 'Good Curry' and 'Peri Lina' flew aboard Turkish Cargo from Istanbul, Turkey to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, completing its second horse transportation operation. The horses were flown to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup, an annual event organised since 1996 and one of the world's most important horse racing festivals.
Turkish Cargo recently became a member to the Animal Transportation Association.
It also abides by the IATA LAR (IATA Live Animals Regulations) in all its acceptance, storage and transportation processes for the live animal transportation service it provides to its customers.
The carrier is committed to implementing any and all rules to ensure documentation, packaging, labeling and marking, specified under the said regulations, strictly during live animal transportation processes.