Etihad Cargo Transport 68 Horses to Hong Kong for the Longines Masters
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics division Etihad Airways and EEM World, a global leading organizer of equestrian events recently announced that Etihad Cargo had been selected once again to transport a special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong.
The horses will compete in the prestigious annual Longines Masters of Hong Kong taking place on 15-17 February 2019.
Etihad Cargo Business Development Manager responsible for their Equine product ‘SkyStables’, Wiam Al Qamshui said, “We are honoured to have been chosen again to look after this very important shipment of prized animals. In the five years since our SkyStables product was introduced, Etihad Cargo has become one of the industry’s most experienced specialist equine carriers. We move horses all around the world from places like Barbados, Bogota and Japan, as well as the key Europe and Middle East equine markets. Today’s announcement comes on the back of a record 2018 that saw us transport over 2,000 horses for the first time.”
Founder and CEO of EEM, Christophe Ameeuw said, “The horses flying to Hong Kong are the stars of our show and without them, there would be no Longines Masters of Hong Kong. We are delighted to entrust the safety and care of these world-class show jumping horses to Etihad Cargo this year again. We look forward to their arrival at Hong Kong airport next Monday 11 February and kick off of the Masters and the Asia Horse Week.”
The horses will be transported to Hong Kong on an Etihad Cargo Boeing 777 freighter equipped with a specially designed temperature control and ventilation system, both of these are essential components when transporting horses.
The horse Air Stalls used are designed with non-slip floors which are covered with absorbent materials and replete with hay and water for the horses to remain fed and hydrated throughout the flight. Veterinarians and professional grooms are in attendance during loading and for the whole duration of the flight to ensure they remain comfortable.