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First class for four legs

[ July 29, 2014   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo flew 65 horses in 22 mobile stalls from Frankfurt to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on a special 777 freighter flight on the night of 28/29 July. The elegant stud and competition horses had checked in at Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt Animal Lounge and then been accommodated in new horse containers specially designed for such transports. “The bright, friendly interiors make travel more comfortable and the horses are also more willing to enter the unfamiliar containers”, explained Axel Heitmann, who heads up the Frankfurt Animal Lounge. “The ‘sandwich floor’ with two plates means these sensitive animals hardly feel the vibrations during loading. At the end of the day, we want our four-legged guests to enjoy the most comfortable transport experience possible.”