Emirates Cargo Sets New Record – Transporting horses for Queen’s Jubilee: 7 Days in Dubai

Posted: May 7, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Europe, Middle East
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[7 Days in Dubai] Emirates airline’s cargo section set a new record this week – by flying horses from Oman to London for HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The 112 horses were flown by Emirates SkyCargo on two flights from Muscat to Stansted, London

The 112 horses were flown by Emirates SkyCargo on two flights from Muscat to Stansted, London – Photo: 7 Days in Dubai

The 112 horses were flown by Emirates SkyCargo on two flights from Muscat to Stansted, London.

The first shipment of 70 horses was the largest number ever transported by the airline on a single freighter flight.

The horses, of the Royal Cavalry of Oman, were flown in on Boeing 777s for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, which takes place from May 10-13 at Windsor Castle.

The pageant is a major event in the private grounds of Windsor Castle with more than 550 horses and 1,000 dancers, musicians and performers from around the world taking part.

Hiran Perera, cargo planning senior vice president of Emirates said: “With our Dubai hub now a major player in the world of horse racing, we have gained considerable experience in the care and transport of horses and fly …..

Read the full story at 7 Days in Dubai…..


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