IAG Cargo’s rhino transport challenge
23 / 10 / 2015
IAG Cargo will transport six one tonne white rhinos on British Airways’ first Airbus 380 flight to Miami on October 25.
The six rhinos are being transported from Johannesburg to Miami as part of a conservation breeding programme.
IAG Cargo product manager live animals Gabriella Tamasi said: “With these rhinos weighing one metric tonne each, they take up a lot of space, so we need an aircraft that can handle them.
“Importantly, the A380 allows us to control the hold temperature to within one degree of accuracy – which is really important as rhinos give off a lot of body heat and we need to keep the temperature as comfortable as possible for these magnificent creatures.”
Specialists from IAG Cargo as well as veterinary teams will travel with the rhinos.
See a video below of a previous rhino flight carried out by IAG.