Thorough horse transport feat for Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo

Photo: Intradco Global

Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo have collaborated to fly 75 thoroughbred horses from Ireland to China.

The companies transported the horses from Shannon Airport (SNN), Ireland to Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), China, onboard an Etihad B777-200F aircraft.

Ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in China create various travel challenges for both humans and animals entering the country. It was critical for Intradco Global to provide an aircraft, stalls and flying grooms for this charter, and this meant finding a carrier who could work with them to circumvent the obstacles presented by the pandemic.

By closely collaborating with Etihad Cargo, Intradco Global transported the horses to China successfully for the client, BBA Ireland.

The charter flight utilised Etihad Cargo’s SkyStables service. As well as the horses travelling in 25 specialist air stalls, both British and Chinese grooms were onboard, with an on-call vet available 24/7 throughout the operation.

Arun Nair, product manager SkyStables and LiveAnimals at Etihad Cargo, said: “Etihad Cargo was honoured to be selected as the air cargo partner of choice to transport the horses for Intradco Global. Through SkyStables IATA CEIV Live Animals certification, Etihad Cargo guarantees the safe and comfortable journey for the horses.”

Etihad Cargo recently helped four rescued servals travel to their forever home in South Africa.

Part of Chapman Freeborn, Intradco Global is a global equine, livestock and exotics transportation air charter specialist.

The business has previously coordinated some of the largest international movements of horses around the globe, including Europe’s largest horse charter of 86 thoroughbreds.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]