Atran Airlines targets animal transportation following certification

By Damian Brett

Atran Airlines B737

Atran Airlines has been issued a Type 2 Transport certificate allowing the company to deliver live animals to, from and across Europe.

To achieve the certification the Volga-Dnepr Group-owned express carrier first needed to prove it could meet the various animal transportation regulations, including the IATA LAR (Live Animals Regulations) and relevant European Council Regulation.

Atran has transported animals in the past, such as the delivery of Przewalski’s horses to Russia in 2017, but it previously handled requests through one-time permissions.

The company will now be able to process charter or scheduled requests faster.

Vitaliy Andreev, general director, Atran Airlines, said: ‘Transportation of live animals is a very delicate and responsible multi-facet process which should be handled only by authorized and trust-worthy stakeholders.

“With IATA LAR trained personnel, a joint experience which we share with Volga-Dnepr and AirBridgeCargo colleagues and a capable fleet of freighters we are ready to organize dedicated transportation of various kinds of animals, concentrating mostly on day-old chicks and horses right now.”

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