Air Canada Cargo has launched a horse transport service using its new Boeing 767-300 freighter aircrafts. It will use specially-designed stalls provided by Unilode, with up to three animals per unit and attendants will be accommodated on the same flight in upper deck seating. They will be able to check on the animals in-flight, ensuring they have water and are well cared throughout their journey.
The carrier will offer the service in North America, Europe and Latin America via its Toronto hub. Facilities in Toronto include comfort stop barn to hold horses in comfort at any point during their journey.
Earlier this year, Air Canada become the first airline to be re-certified by IATA for the safe transport of live animals.
Air Canada Cargo managing director, commercial, Matthieu Casey, said: “This new highly specialized service is another sign of our continued investment in our facilities and international network to better serve our customers. Air Canada Cargo takes great pride in the safe and humane transport of animals, and our new equine product we offer to our customers, from the facilities and stalls that provide the highest standard of safety and care for these magnificent animals to our ability to accommodate attendants onboard is state of the art from end to end.”