Transporting live animals requires tender care. With Live Animal LIFT, you can rest easy knowing the comfort and safety of your animals are our top priorities.

Professional handling

Animals must travel in a proper cage with sufficient ventilation, space for movement, and access to water and food when appropriate. All acceptance and handling procedures are in full compliance with both IATA and local standards and requirements

Caring staff

Our professionally trained and experienced staff adopt the highest standards of care for your live animals. We can accommodate animal attendants on board our freighters on request

Live Animal LIFT – Pets

We also provide a hassle-free and reliable service to ensure that a trip with your pet is an enjoyable and stress-free experience for everyone

Controlled environment

Flight crew manage cargo compartment temperature. Sufficient in-flight ventilation will be provided

Cargo & Document Acceptance, before departure

  • Please consult your local Cathay Pacific Cargo office for specific advice as the standard varies according to animal type

Cargo & Document Release, after arrival

  • 120 minutes

Special Equipment

  • Special equipment, such as stalls for horses, can be provided as required

Brachycephalic (snub-nosed) dogs and cats

  • Around the world, more customers are looking to transport their brachycephalic (snub-nosed) cats and dogs, and Cathay Pacific Cargo is pleased to be able to help. Following extensive consultation with expert veterinarians, we are happy to announce that our Live Animal LIFT solution is now accepting a wide number of brachycephalic breeds for carriage from Hong Kong.
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo is a proud holder of the CEIV Live Animals certification, a clear indication that your pet is in safe hands.
  • Please click here if you would like to know more about transporting your brachycephalic pet. 


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