Etihad launches specialty equine service

Etihad Cargo has launched a new equine service, called SkyStables, which is being rolled-out across Etihad’s network of 44 freighter destinations, with personalised charter services to other cities also available.


Etihad launches specialty equine service


Etihad Cargo has launched a new equine service, called SkyStables, which is being rolled-out across Etihad’s network of 44 freighter destinations, with personalised charter services to other cities also available. The new equine service will allow customers to transport horses and other similar species by air.

SkyStables will offer owners, breeders and equestrian organisations, “bespoke global transport arrangements” on Etihad Cargo’s fleet of 10 Airbus and Boeing wide-body freighters which include four A330-200F, three BB777F and three B747F.

Horses will travel in dedicated stalls equipped with anti-slip floors, which are then loaded in temperature controlled sections of the aircraft. The animals can be attended to by their grooms throughout the flight.

Etihad Cargo carried 268,713 tonnes of freight and mail in the first half of this year, up 25 per cent year-on-year, and remains “on track” to become a billion dollar business in 2014, the Abu Dhabi carrier said last month.