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Qatar Airways Cargo expands animal transport operations



Qatar Airways Cargo has opened the world’s largest air cargo animal facility at its Doha hub to meet the rising volumes of animals being transported through the airport, a release stated. The new facility measures 5,260 sq. mts. compared with 4,000 sq. mts. at the previous animal operation. It offers 140 dog kennels, 40 cat kennels, 24 horse stables in four separate zones and special areas for day-old chicks, birds, fish, reptiles and exotic animals.

There are also airside and landside docks for trucks and dollies, the capacity for the induction of 47 ULDs simultaneously, five ULD rooms for built pallets and one room for pallet build and break. The animal areas are temperature controlled and in certain rooms music is piped in to help calm the animals during their time in the facility.

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