Animals by air

Non-EU Countries

Animals from non-EU countries can only be imported through an approved airport or sea port where there is:-

  • A live animal Border Inspection Post approved for the required animal species
  • An approved route under the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS)
  • Approval under the Rabies (Import Controls) Order.

EU-countries

MAG Airports are approved for the importation of various animals and pets from other EU member states. Additional information on what animals each airport is approved for and the Pet Travel Scheme are available on the DEFRA website –

Live Animal Exports

MAG Airports can be used for the export of animals to both EU and non-EU countries. Personal pets (cats and dogs etc) being exported from any UK airport / sea port are subject to certain regulations. There are a number of specialist animal shippers who can explain the requirements and arrange out bound flights for you as well as inbound flights via MAG airports. Here are a few :-

Animal Airlines

Animal Airlines
Mill Lane Cottage
Mill Lane
Adlington
Cheshire
SK10 4LF
England.

Tel:
 +44 (0) 1625 827 414
Fax: +44 (0) 1625 827 237
Email: enquiries@animalairlines.co.uk
Web: www.animalairlines.co.uk

Jets4Pets / Global Freight Management

GFM Ltd
KMH House
Market Square
Yeadon
Nr Leeds/Bradford Airport
West Yorkshire
LS19 7PP
England.

Tel:
 +44 (0) 845 408 0298
Fax: +44 (0) 845 408 0658
Email: enquiries@jets4pets.com
Web: www.jets4pets.com

PBS Specialist Pet Travel

Tel: +44 (0) 1293 551140
Email: Paige Hawin - paigehawin@gmail.com
Web: www.pbspettravel.co.uk

Skymaster Air Cargo Ltd

Room 15, Building 305
Cargo Centre
Manchester Airport
Manchester
M90 5PY
England.

Tel:
 +44 (0) 161 436 2190
Fax: +44 (0) 161 499 9312
Email: pat@skymaster.co.uk
Web: www.dogservices.co.uk

Whitelea Skydogs

Cross Green
Darley Bridge
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 2JT

Tel:
 +44 (0) 1629 734 000
Fax: +44 (0) 1629 735 555
Email: info@skydogs.co.uk
Web: www.skydogs.co.uk

 

These are only examples of companies offering Pet Travel services and other companies are available.