Live Animals Air Freight Services

We understand the importance of safe and reliable transportation for live animals. Whether you need to transport a pet, livestock, or exotic animal, our Rhenus Air freight solutions are designed to meet your needs.

Taking them under our wings

Taking them under our wings

Transporting live animals by air requires specialized knowledge and expertise to ensure their safety and comfort during transit. Our air freight service for live animals is designed to meet the unique needs of each animal, and we take great care to ensure that they are transported safely and comfortably.

Our services

  • Pre-travel consultation: Our team of experts will consult with you to understand the specific needs of your live cargo, including their species, breed, size, and temperament, to develop a customised travel plan that is tailored to their requirements.
  • Documentation and permits: We will assist you in obtaining all necessary permits and documentation required for the transport of live cargo, including health certificates, import/export permits, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Specialized handling: We use specialised equipment and trained handlers to ensure that your live cargo is safely and securely loaded onto the aircraft, and that they are provided with the appropriate care and attention during their journey.


  • Booking the travel: Once you have decided to use our air freight service, we will work with you to book the travel. This includes selecting the appropriate flight and ensuring that there is sufficient space for your animals on the aircraft.
  • Preparing for the journey: Prior to travel, our team will ensure that your special cargo is well-prepared for the journey ahead. This includes ensuring that they have been properly fed and hydrated, and that they are comfortable and relaxed prior to their trip.
  • Transportation to the airport: We will arrange for transportation to get your precious cargo to the airport in a safe and comfortable manner.
  • Check-in and boarding: Our team will handle the check-in process for your animals, including documentation and regulatory compliance checks, and ensure that they are safely and securely loaded onto the aircraft.
  • In-flight monitoring: Once they are on board of the aircraft, our team will monitor them throughout the journey to ensure their comfort and well-being.
  • Arrival and delivery: Upon arrival at their destination, our team will handle all necessary paperwork and customs clearance procedures to ensure that your special cargo is released quickly and efficiently. We will then arrange for transportation to get them to their final destination.
  • Assistance upon arrival: Once your animals arrive at their destination, our team will be there to provide any necessary assistance. This includes coordinating with local authorities and regulatory agencies to ensure a smooth and efficient customs clearance process, as well as arranging for ground transportation to get your furry, feathered, or scaly friends to their final destination.

  • Post-arrival follow-up: After your animals have arrived at their destination, we will follow up with you to ensure that everything went smoothly and to answer any questions you may have. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and making sure that you and your animals are completely satisfied with our service.


  • Safe and secure transportation: Our experts follow every step of the process to ensure safe and secure transport.
  • Global reach: Our air freight service can transport your live cargo to virtually any destination around the world.
  • Temperature-controlled environment: We rely on facilities and equipment at temperature to ensure a comfortable environment throughout the journey.
  • On-time delivery: Our air freight service is designed to be fast and efficient, with on-time delivery to the desired destination.
  • All-round assistance: We provide end-to-end air transport solutions, with pick-up, transport and delivery, ensuring the utmost care at every stage of the journey.
  • Experienced professionals: Our team is specialised and ensures typical animal transport requirements are met.
  • Documentation and regulatory compliance: We have the experience to handle all documentation and regulatory compliance requirements for live animal transport.
  • Peace of mind: We will ensure that your animals are in good hands and we will do our best to ensure their safety.

Any questions?

Our experts are always there for you. If you wish, we will also call you back - convenient and straightforward.

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