One of the benefits of private aviation is to be able to get on board with your pet.
At AEROAFFAIRES, we are aware of the importance of pets. These family members, who are so dear to us and who bring so much to us, are often subject to problems in terms of air transport. The take-off is the most critical moment of the transport. Once this phase is completed, the animals quickly regain their calm. On board, they are taken care of and pampered, allowing them to arrive at their destination in good shape. With private aviation, you will be able to get on board, accompanied by your pet.
This is why as a private aviation broker we bring concrete answers to these recurring questions. You will benefit from a personalized accompaniment for your flight with your pet in order to complete the necessary documents for the smooth running of your trip.
Dogs and cats in private aviation
Thanks to private jets, traveling with your dog or cat becomes very simple unlike a commercial flight. Felines and canids of relatively small size are allowed to travel alongside you in the cabin in the private jet.
AEROAFFAIRES is “pets friendly”.
Our team will take care of all the administrative and customs formalities necessary for the transport of animals in accordance with the legislation of the countries of departure or arrival.
At the time of your reservation, you will just have to inform us of your wish to travel with your pet and we will take care, with the crew, to prepare the aircraft to welcome it in the best conditions.
What should you plan before boarding the private jet with your pet?
Despite the comfort of a private flight, taking off remains an unusual activity for a dog or cat.
To ensure the cleanliness of the aircraft, we recommend that our clients accompanied by their dog or cat bring a terry towel to protect the seats of the aircraft and anticipate any “accident” that may occur during the trip. To make the trip a serene experience, remember to bring a toy or an object that your pet knows well, this will reassure him/her, especially during takeoff and landing.
It is therefore preferable to bring a blanket or a small towel to protect the often fragile furniture of the aircraft. In addition, we also recommend that you take a toy or an object that your pet appreciates so that it feels safe.
What are the necessary formalities for traveling with your pet?
If you wish to cross a border on board a personally chartered plane, there are laws in force for dogs and cats. Especially in terms of vaccinations and administrative documents.
Attention, to travel with your pet, the take-off and landing airports must have specialized accreditation.
The private airline company must also have authorization to transport animals on board the aircraft. These different certifications ensure a perfect flight quality for your flying companions.
Before boarding, you should know that your dog or cat must have an up-to-date passport and a microchip. This document allows you to prove the current vaccination status of your animals by a certified veterinarian.
On the other hand, if you wish to travel to the following European countries : Malta, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom. A deworming treatment will be required 5 days maximum before arrival in the territory.
In the United States
As for the United States, a key destination with Europe, certain measures must be applied with regard to your pets.
Just like European legislation, current U.S. laws require an up-to-date passport and microchip. In terms of veterinary health, it is important that your pet is at least 10 weeks old and is weaned. In addition, your pet must also be vaccinated against rabies and must also have a document certifying non-exposure to infectious diseases. A certificate of good health less than one month old must also be issued.
Finally, once on American soil, your pet will have to go through a CDS (Centres for Disease Control).
If these steps seem cumbersome and complex to you, our consultants will accompany you and will consider with you the ideal and effective solutions.
Animal legislation outside the United States and Europe in private aviation
On the other hand if you wish to travel outside Europe with your dog or cat there are no common rules for charter flights.
Indeed, each country has its own legislation. It is possible that certain measures are required such as a quarantine period or additional vaccinations. But if this is your wish, our private aviation experts available 24/7 will take the necessary steps with the competent authorities. We will then be able to provide you with further information depending on your destination.
Airport and private jet company accreditations
Airline operators, FBOs (business terminals) as well as airports have the obligation to obtain accreditations to receive your animals in the best conditions. These certifications provide sanitary security and quality of service. As soon as you request a quote, our air experts will give you all the recommendations and advice on the airports and private jets available to take your companion.
What are our services for your favorite animals?
Private flights with pets on board have increased by 70% in 2020 at AEROAFFAIRES.
“At AEROAFFAIRES it is very important to us to be able to answer all your requests concerning pets for whom we have a special affection. Your satisfaction is our priority”.
François Xavier – CEO of AEROAFFAIRES
This is why it is now possible with some companies to set up new services. Your flight companion can enjoy, if you wish, a meal or even a massage on board your private jet. We can provide him/her with a customized catering with our specialized pet caterer.
If your pet is likely to evacuate a particular stress during the flight, it is possible that a companion will board with it. The purpose of this procedure is to calm down your little companion.
Large animals in custom aviation
If you want to take large animals such as horses or even big felines such as lions or tigers. It is possible to charter a transport plane designed for these occasions. A Boeing 727 has even been completely redesigned down to the last detail to transport up to 21 horses. This carrier is called Air Horse One, it can be chartered to meet your needs. In order for all your animals to fly on board an approved transport aircraft, we invite you to contact our experts who are available 24/7. We will offer you the solution best suited to your needs while accompanying you through the necessary customs formalities.
Ask for a quote for a flight with your pets
Do you want to travel with your pet? Do not hesitate to ask for a quote directly on our site, indicating all the specificities of your pet such as its breed, size and weight. Our air experts will contact you back to offer you a tailor-made solution that meets your needs.
Indeed, despite the fact that bunkers are optimized in commercial flights. The latter remain a stressful or even dangerous environment depending on the stress sensitivity of your companion’s breed.
Travelling by plane can be a traumatic experience for our four-legged companions.
On a commercial flight, he will travel in a cage that will be installed in the baggage compartment. Did you know that in the hold, noises are amplified and temperatures can drop to very low degrees? These conditions are uncomfortable and can become anxiety-provoking for your pet. For you too, this mode of transportation can be worrisome: seeing your pet move away when checking in can be a source of stress and apprehension. Administratively, the steps are cumbersome and require that you arrive well before your flight time to board your pet.