Volga-Dnepr steppes in for rare Russian horses

Volga-Dnepr Group has flown six endangered Przewalski horses from France to Russia as part of a project to reintroduce the animals to the Ural steppes of Russia.
One of the Group’s Boeing 737-400SF freighters carried the rare horses from Montpellier in France to Orenburg, located on the Ural River some 1,500km southeast of Moscow.
The horses were accompanied by three representatives of the Association for the Przewalski Horse to ensure their safety and wellbeing throughout the six-hour flight.
For their journey, organised by both Volga-Dnepr and its scheduled arm AirBridgeCargo Airlines, the horses were transported in special stables.
Alexey Grebinyak, lead load planning specialist at AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said: “We took the utmost care of these special animals. The stables were carefully installed and secured inside the cargo cabin and ambient noises were minimised to ensure the horses were as comfortable as possible. We also maintained the temperature in the cargo hold below 20°C."
Following their safe arrival in Orenburg, the horses completed the final part of their journey by road.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

Vekshin scoops Volga-Dnepr Group chief commercial officer role

By Damian Brett

The Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Konstantin Vekshin as chief commercial officer as part of a wider move to centralise its…

Read More

Share this story

Lufthansa Cargo to shed 10% of jobs by 2023

By Damian Brett

Lufthansa Cargo will shed just over 10% of its workforce by 2023 as part of a restructuring at the overall…

Read More

Share this story

Turkish Cargo launches chatbot to provide 24/7 shipment updates

Turkish Cargo has introduced an online chatbot that can provide customers with around-the-clock updates about the status of their cargo…

Read More

Share this story