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Qatar transports almost 100 horses

By control on April 23, 2013

Qatar Airways Cargo flew 97 horses in March along with 15 tonnes of equipment from Amsterdam to Doha on Boeing 777 freighters.

It was one of the airline’s largest horse shipments ever.

The shipment used five special charter flights organized by Qatar Airways Cargo’s charter division. The horses traveled in 49 specialist horse stalls.

With the soon-to-be-open live animal facilities at the new Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar Airways expects to handle many more live animal shipments. The airport is still under construction.