Our company regularly organizes transportation of horses to Beijing, China by Russian company Air Bridge Cargo, which proved to be a good partner. We appreciate their expert ways in organization, paper work, loading\unloading procedures and professional pilot work which makes the flight quiet and safe for horses!
We airship horses from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. We rent airboxes from Lufthansa air company. These airboxes are specially designed for transportation of horses and are approved by IATA (International Aviation Transport Association). Each airbox containes 3 horses with space for a groom to come in and for water and feed if needed. A special absorbing material is used as bedding on which we put some hay. Horses feel quite comfortable in the boxes. The boxes have 2 opposite doors which makes the procedure of leading the horse to\out of the box not so complecated as a horse doesn't have to step backwords.
The horse boxes are brought up to the airplane and are lifted onboard by special loaders
During the flight we open airboxes windows for horses to get more fresh air and to see if they are all right inside
The way a cargo airplane lookes inside.
The trip from Moscow to Beijing takes over 6 hours.
The receiving party makes everything possible to prepare all the documents in order the horses could go throgh the customs formalities as fast as possible.
The horses are taken to a stable not far from the airport for the quarantine procedure.