Etihad Cargo and EEM World, a global leading organizer of equestrian events, have announced that Etihad Cargo has been chosen to transport a special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Longines Masters of Hong Kong taking place on 15-17 February.
This is the third consecutive year that Etihad Cargo has been entrusted with the transport of these elite horses for the world’s most prestigious show jumping event.
The dedicated charter flight from Liège Airport to Hong Kong International Airport will deliver 68 horses accompanied by professional grooms and a veterinarian for the round-trip journey.
Wiam Al Qamshui, Business Development Manager responsible for Etihad Cargo’s Equine product ‘SkyStables’, 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.”
A team of professional grooms and veterinarians will handle the horses during loading and throughout the duration of the flight to ensure they remain comfortable and calm.