Take a Closer Look at Lufthansa’s Animal Cargo Program

Lufthansa logoExploring Lufthansa's Pet Cargo Options

Lufthansa, a world-renowned airline, goes above and beyond to provide a premier pet cargo program, ensuring your furry companions' safe and comfortable transport. Whether you're relocating internationally or planning a vacation, Lufthansa's animal cargo program is designed to cater to the needs of pet travelers.

Thinking of using Lufthansa to transport your dog or cat for an upcoming international pet move? Here's a video that offers a look behind the scenes, and read on to learn more about your options from Martin Riecken, the Head of Corporate Communications for Lufthansa.

Riecken was kind enough to answer a few questions about Lufthansa's top-notch pet-friendly options and offered some great advice for pet travelers.

How Lufthansa's Pet Program Works

Depending on their weight and size, Lufthansa transports pets either in the cabin or in the cargo hold of its passenger aircraft. In addition, Lufthansa’s wholly-owned Cargo subsidiary has its own animal transport business, a customized service guaranteeing the fast and competent transport of animals (either accompanied or unaccompanied by owners).

Pets that cannot be transported inside the aircraft cabin will be transported by Lufthansa in appropriate containers in an air-conditioned area of the cargo hold. Customers may also transport their pet in their container, provided it complies with the relevant IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations.

State-of-the-Art Animal Lounge

Lufthansa's state-of-the-art Animal Lounge at Frankfurt Airport is a testament to their commitment to animal welfare. This 43,000-square-foot facility is equipped with adjustable stalls, individually-controlled climate areas, and distinct zones for export, import, transit, and health inspections, all of which adhere to the highest hygienic and veterinary EU regulations.

Lufthansa's Dedication to Pet Travelers

With decades of experience in animal transport, Lufthansa's dedication to meeting customer demands and providing high-quality services for transporting pets is unwavering. If you have questions or are considering flying with your pets, PetRelocation is here to assist you with your pet cargo travel options.


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