AirBridgeCargo demonstrates their ‘abc CARE’ services

As one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), their line of services extends to live animal transportation. As a show of their capabilities, ABC has successfully transported 66 giraffes onboard one of its Boeing 747 freighters. The flight flew from South Africa’s O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg to Zhengzhou, China, via ABC’s Moscow Sheremetyevo cargo hub.


 

As one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), their line of services extends to live animal transportation. As a show of their capabilities, ABC has successfully transported 66 giraffes onboard one of its Boeing 747 freighters. The flight flew from South Africa’s O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg to Zhengzhou, China, via ABC’s Moscow Sheremetyevo cargo hub.

 

The 66 baby giraffes, collectively weighing around 38 tonnes, were on their way to various animal parks in the Zhengzhou region. With each giraffe up to three meters in height, special transportation containers were provided by the customer to ensure their comfort, safety and well-being throughout the transportation process. The long-necked animals travelled in groups of three in each container and were accompanied by animal specialists as well as a plentiful supply of water and nutritious food during their journey.

 

A dedicated abc CARE team – representing the airline’s specialist live animals service – ensured all of the flight and handling procedures were organized in compliance with IATA’s Live Animals Regulations and provided their expertise to complete the required documentation for the transportation. From acceptance to delivery, the abc CARE specialists created the perfect travel environment for the giraffes, ensuring their safe arrival in China.