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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, the journey is made 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.

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

Mochi the cat flew to Hong Kong – May 2020

Hi Linsey, Thanks for your email. Mochi has settled in really well with my family back in HK, and with his brothers and sisters. Please see attached for the photos haha Thanks a lot, Exxx

Harley dog to Canada

Harley flew to Canada during coronavirus lockdown. April 2020

Thank you for the follow up!  Harley made it safe and sound and honestly PetAir UK made this the EASIEST process of my life.  I was not worried about her and the fact that you were able to pick her up and provide a crate for her made things that much better.  I am so happy to have my fur baby back.

N Bishop
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Pixel to USA – October 2019

I can’t thank you and all of the Pet Air team enough for being so perfect: so prompt, attentive, communicative, always available to clarify any questions I had, to calm my worries, so lovely to Pixel.