Horses to Calgary
Cargolux Airlines has flown a shipment of 36 valuable racehorses from Luxembourg to Calgary, Canada, on one of its advanced Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft. With the reliable support of its handling agent, LuxairCARGO, the experienced Cargolux team used its new HMC horse stalls that offer increased safety and comfort for its four-legged VIPs. The HMC not only provides higher stability but its double layer pallet base also reduces the motion feeling for the horses, greatly reducing the stress the animals feel compared to single layer pallets. The 36 horses, originating from the Netherlands and Germany, were supervised throughout the loading process and during the flight by a team of five grooms. In Calgary, they will participate at the annual Spruce Meadows races. Cargolux carries around 3,000 horses every year. The airline’s dedicated team of experts regards each animal as a special responsibility that has to be treated with utmost care. Cargolux is a member of ATA, the Animal Transport Association, whose aim is to ensure that animal handlers and attendants are fully qualified. With its vast knowledge and experience, gained from worldwide horse transports in over 40 years, Cargolux fully integrates international standards in animal care, treatment and transport. Utilizing the new, superior HMC stalls, Cargolux sets new standards in the transport of valuable horses.