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Flying with Cats

Since 2004, PetAir UK have transported thousands of cats to their new destinations. Working with the leading airlines that accommodate pets, we can organise every step of the journey. PetAir UK can offer as much or as little help as you would like with cat flights – just ask.

PetAir is run by qualified vets who, combined with top qualifications, provide a stress-free pet courier service. The team are made up of a high proportion of vet nurses and animal loving women and men. We are IATA and IPATA certified. All of our vets have undergone extra training and can complete the DEFRA export certificates and pre-travel health checks for your cats.

The Journey

We know that transporting animals can be stressful for both the pets and owners, which is why we base our flight routes around what is best for your pet.

PetAir UK will use the best airlines and the quickest routes for your pets, avoiding the cheaper routes where there may be a stop on the way. Where possible, on long flights for cats we try to make the journey  shorter to reduce stress for the animal.

Where will my cat travel on the plane?

There are often misconceptions on the whereabouts of pets on a plane. Your cat will travel in a special hold of the aircraft which is pressurised and heated. In their crate, your pet can have something from home which smells familiar, so long as the crate is IATA approved. We fit out all our cat crates with veterinary bedding and an absorbent pad so that the cats can be as comfortable as possible.

If you have pairs of cats, then we can make a bespoke double crate, so that the cats can be together, but have their own separate areas. We have even made bigger crates for bigger cats, such as Maine Coons or Norwegian Forest cats.

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Relax!

When it comes to flying with your cats, we understand that arranging every detail can be stressful. We are here to help! PetAir UK can take care of every aspect of the journey, making sure your cat reaches you happily and safely. We specialise in transporting your pets on long haul flights, as well as some shorter flights.

If you have any questions on transporting your cat, please get in touch and one of our experienced team members will be happy to help.

For more information about your cat's journey, check out the FAQ page

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Nugget flew to Hong Kong – September 2021

My boyfriend and I have just moved to Hong Kong and PetAir were absolutely incredible! Thank you to Alison and Victoria for working with us and for enabling such a smooth process. Our dog Nugget arrived at her destination calm and happy, even after such a long journey, and we were informed of her progress/whereabouts...

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Brilliant service

Transporting my dog was daunting, got to be honest, but PetAirUK could not have done anything else to put me at ease. A truly remarkable service. Max, my dog, was picked up from my daughters house in the UK and delivered to my door in the UAE. I would definitely use them again. Thank you,...

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Baloo flew to the Cayman Islands – May 2021

Victoria and Emma were absolutely amazing in helping me fly my boxer dog from London to the Cayman Islands. They managed every step of the way and made it incredibly stress-free for me. Baloo arrived safely and happily and I’m enormously grateful to them. They were brilliant in responding to my endless emails and calls...