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To improve air transport of animals, Qatar Airways Cargo opens its state-of-the-art Animal Center

Qatar Airways Cargo announced this week the opening of its state-of-the-art Animal Center and the relaunch of its Next Generation Live product, aimed at transporting live animals. With more than 550,000 animals, including 10,000 horses transported in 2023, the airline says the opening of the facility reaffirms its commitment to animal welfare. Mark Drusch, Director of Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo, shares his vision, “At Qatar Airways Cargo, we recognize that our responsibility goes far beyond simply transporting animals. We are committed to defending your well-being globally by ensuring that our operations respect and positively contribute to your overall well-being. This comprehensive approach to animal care is a fundamental part of our ethos, driving us to innovate and lead the industry. With our new Animal Center and service improvements, we are not only setting new standards for animal transportation, we are actively working toward a future where every aspect of our operations reflects a deep respect for animal welfare, embodying our commitment to making a significant difference in their lives.” Qatar Airways Cargo Animal Center Highlights Facility size: 5,260 square meters, with full temperature control for optimal animal comfort; Kennel capacity: 140 dogs and 40 cats; Stables: 24 stables distributed in 4 zones with separate airflows for adequate segregation; Specialized Areas: Custom spaces designed for day-old chicks, birds, fish, reptiles, and exotic animals; Handling Features: Includes airside and landside interfaces with multiple docks for efficient operations. Equipped with a sophisticated HVAC system to maintain optimal air quality; Technology: Capacity to move up to 47 ULD containers, with specialized rooms for various operations. Service Enhancements Qatar Airways Cargo introduces the following enhancements to its live animal transportation services: Kennel Calculator Tool: An innovative online resource to determine the ideal kennel size, ensuring comfort and compliance with IATA LAR standards; Simplified customer service: Procedures have been refined for faster, more efficient customer interactions, with a dedicated Control Tower for the most sensitive shipments; Digitized IATA LAR Training: Ensures rapid compliance and improves staff proficiency in handling animals; Pet Card Service: Continues to provide a personal touch by sharing updates and photos of pets during transport, improving the customer experience and peace of mind. – https://aeroin.net/para-melhorar-o-transporte-aereo-de-animais-qatar-airways-cargo-inaugura-seu-animal-centre-de-ultima-geracao/