Turkish Cargo safely flies 63 horses across the Atlantic to Istanbul

Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

ISTANBUL—Some 63 horses safely traveled from Chicago, USA to Istanbul aboard Turkish Cargo  as if they were in their natural surroundings thanks to the carrier’s expertise and experts in handling live animals.

Providing the conditions in the sky that are as similar to the conditions in their natural living environments by exercising maximum care for the live animal shipments, Turkish Cargo says it takes pride in making another successful equine transport operation with the unique services it offers.

59 of the horses traveled all together at the same time while others took a different flight. To ensure the horses travel comfortably Turkish Cargo used specially designed 21 stalls (dedicated horse barns) with non-skid surface and oval edges.

Since they are not allowed to be transported unattended as per international regulations, the horses were accompanied by their keepers and the IATA Live Animals Regulation (LAR) certificated Turkish Cargo personnel during the flight.

Having been lodged for a short time in the live animal rooms at the Ataturk Airport in conformity with their natural living conditions, the horses were delivered healthy and hale to their owners in Turkey through the dedicated loading doors enabling ready movement.

Turkish Cargo offers live animal shipment service to customers in 127 countries worldwide. The company takes the IATA LAR (International Air Transport Association, Live Animals Regulations) as reference for its acceptance, storage and shipment processes, and continues to implement the documentation, packaging, labeling and marking rules, as specified in the said regulations, strictly during the course of shipment of live animals.

Detailed information about TK LIVE, the product which has been developed specifically for live animal shipments by Turkish Cargo, can be found through the “products and services – special cargo” tab on its website— www.turkishcargo.com.tr .