Etihad Cargo transports 51 horses to Hong Kong for Longines Masters

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Etihad Cargo has successfully shipped a consignment of 51 show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters.

It is the second year in a row that the freight division of Etihad Airways has been entrusted to transport the horses internationally for the world’s most prestigious show jumping event.

The Longines Masters horses were accompanied by eight professional grooms and a veterinarian on their journey from Liège airport to Hong Kong International airport. They were transported on a Boeing 777 freighter equipped with a specially designed ventilation structure and temperature control system - both vital components when transporting horses.

The freighter aircraft was also equipped with IATA-approved horse “air stalls”. The stalls are designed with non-slip floors, which are covered with absorbent materials, and stocked with hay and water for the duration of the flight.

Justin Carr, Etihad Cargo Vice President, said: “Longines Masters is the top show jumping event in the world and we are very proud to have been entrusted to bring these prized animals to this competition.

“Our equine customers are very important to us and our focus on safe, comfortable and reliable services made us a preferred partner for these specialist services. Last year alone, Etihad Cargo’s SkyStables shipped more than 2,500 horses around the world,” he added.

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