From: Copenhagen, Denmark
To: Melbourne, Australia
Pets: Two young cats (6 months now), that are 'house cats' i.e. mixed breed (they're rescue cats). They're currently about 2.5 kilos so I'm thinking they'll be each about 4kgs in 6 months time.
Hi there, We are relocating from Sweden (closest international airport is Copenhagen) to Australia in about six months. We are bringing our two rescue cats with us. As we are on a budget, we would prefer to organise everything ourselves and book directly with a freight company. Do you have any recommendations on which airline is the best (and cheapest) at carrying small animals in cargo? There isn't too much information out there on how to do it yourself, as everyone appears to go with a pet relocation agent! Thank you in advance for your help.
Thanks, your questions are definitely reasonable and understandable—hope we can help! These are the pet import requirements for Australia, which do entail securing various vaccines and paperwork and making quarantine arrangements. For tips on how to plan the move yourself, take a look at MyPetTravel.com, and for general Australia info you can explore the PetRelocation.com blog. As far as airlines, we recommend Qantas or Air New Zealand for flying your pets.
Please take a look at this information and then let us know if you have any questions. Good luck with your travels!