ATRAN Airlines transports 42,640 one-day-old chicks from Spain


ATRAN Airlines, an express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has accomplished its first European live-animal transportation from Spain to Russia.

Boeing 737-800BCF charter flight has delivered 533 boxes with one-day-old chicks, weighing over 2,200 kilograms, in support of the local agricultural program.

The project was organised with great contribution from AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ team, one of another carriers within Volga-Dnepr Group which has extensive AVI experience and competence.

Steven Frederix, Live Animal Transportation Manager Europe, AirBridgeCargo Airlines commented, “Following ATRAN’s successful European AVI certification earlier this year and receipt of a Type 2 Transport certificate which allows the company to deliver live animals to, from and across Europe, the ATRAN team of logistics practitioners has organised a dedicated flight containing 42, 640 one-day-old chicks.”

“The delicate animals were handled and transported in accordance with IATA LAR (Live Animals Regulations) and European Council 01/2005 regulations maintaining a 24-26 C in-flight ambient environment at all times in order to ensure animals’ welfare.”

Vasiliy Zhukov, Commercial Director of ATRAN Airlines commented, “We have been approaching the AVI market for a long time, seeing the demand and customers interests in B737 high-quality services.”

“After implementation of our internal road map which covered certification, personnel training, and expansion of the fleet, we are now ready to offer specialist live-animals transportation services for our customers to and from Europe.”

The flight has been organised aboard Boeing 737-800BCF which has recently joined the company’s fleet ramping up its cargo capacity and totaling the number of freighters to 7.


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