On November 21, Ukraine International Airlines transported two jaguars onboard flight PS373 from Kyiv to Dubai.
Unusual passengers departed by UIA flight from Kyiv to Dubai on Wednesday inside the cargo section of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Two young jaguars were travelling from Ukraine with connection at United Arab Emirates.
Animals were born and raised in the zoo of Mykolaiv. The age of cubs is six months. It is not the first transportation of exotic passengers on the UIA flight. During its history the airline has gained tremendous experience in this field, and its employees are certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
“Transportation of animals is a difficult and responsible process, since pets require constant care, special food, and the correct temperature for transportation,” said UIA Communications Director, Evgenia Satskaya, “We are very pleased that today UIA has reached a level when it can not only provide transportation services, but also to train others. On the basis of the airline, there is a school for learning the IATA rules of transporting live animals, and the classes are conducted by IATA certified staff of the Freight Traffic Directorate”.
Ukraine International (UIA) was founded in 1992. UIA is a 100% privately owned carrier. The airline connects Ukraine with over 50 capitals and key cities of Europe, Asia, America, Africa, the Middle East, and CIS countries and provides connections with its international partners’ flights to over 3,000 other destinations worldwide. Currently, UIA operates 42 aircraft including 30 medium haul Boeing 737 NG aircraft with the average age of 8.7 years. UIA fleet’s average age amounts to 10.5 years. UIA operates over 1100 scheduled flights per week. The base airport for UIA is Kiev Boryspil (KBP). For more information on UIA visit the company’s website www.flyUIA.com
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