Magnus Aviation doubles the amount of flying pets
The number of pets that are being flown by Magnus Aviation has doubled over the course of the last year. Previously the percentage of flights carrying pets was around 2%, however this has now risen to 4%
The company estimates that as many as 11,960 private aircraft that departed European airports in the first five months of this year had one or more pets on-board. Around 1,580 of these departures would have been from the UK.
In 2015 the UK’s Animal and Plant Health Authority (APHA) issued 127,657 pet passports, 287% higher than the number in 2011.
“We are definitely seeing a growing trend for clients wanting to take their pets abroad with them.”
James Armstrong, head of commercial development, Magnus Aviation said: “We are definitely seeing a growing trend for clients wanting to take their pets abroad with them. However, they need to make sure they have the correct documentation with them as they may be refused entry into the country they are flying to.”