Emirates SkyCargo continues product expansion with pet service
16 / 08 / 2018
Emirates SkyCargo has again expanded its product portfolio with the launch of Emirates Pets – a two-level transport service for domestic pets.
With Emirates Pets, the entry level solution, the airline will offer airport-to-airport transportation for pets across the carrier’s network of over 160 destinations.
The owner of the pet will be responsible for completing all the required paperwork and clearances needed for the transport of the pet from one country to another.
In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also launched Emirates Pets Plus in partnership with pet re-location service provider Snoopy Pets.
Emirates Pets Plus is a premium door-to-door transportation service offered across 16 markets.
Under its premium service, the complete logistics of transporting the pet, including filing all the required documentation, taking the pet for any required veterinary checks and transporting the pet to and from the airport, will be managed by Snoopy Pets.
The markets where this service is available are Bahrain, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UAE and UK.
Over the last few years, Emirates has been busy expanding its product offering as it targets higher grossing sectors by developing specialist services.
Most recently, the carrier launched an AOG services. In late 2016 the carrier launched SkyWheels for moving luxury and premium automobiles while in 2017 it created SkyFresh for transporting fresh produce. It also has a pharma product.
The company has in the past discussed continuing to add more products.
Emirates said that over the last two year, it has transported over 11,000 domestic pets – mostly dogs and cats on its flights.
Close to 60% of the animals flown have either started or ended their journey in the UAE. Nearly 3,000 pets have travelled to the UK over the same time period with the air cargo carrier.
The airline said: “Emirates Pets has been designed keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the pet and offers special features including track and trace of the shipment, late cut-off time for pet acceptance at origin, dedicated animal care areas at Emirates SkyCargo’s hubs in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), temperature protected transportation on the ramp, special handling facilities worldwide as well as availability of veterinary care on a 24*7 basis.”
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