Doncaster Sheffield Airport is seeing more pets than ever fly through its gates, with dogs, cats and even pet tortoises travelling through the airport so far this year.
The airport is on target to import and export a record 300 cats and dogs in 2015 – almost 100 more than the previous record set in 2014.
Highlights from the year so far include a tortoise named Speedy which came from Cyprus and a parrot named Jasper Parrot, who travelled to Spain in the summer.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport has a dedicated Animal Reception Centre, and in conjunction with transport and airfreight business Anglo World Cargo, has been carrying out the importation and exportation of domestic pets under the DEFRA / Animal Health Pets Travel Scheme since January 2013.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is one of only seven UK airports to have this allowance.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “It is great to see that the import and export of pets has risen again, resulting in a record year for the airport.
“Pet passports have risen in popularity lately, and it’s wonderful to see so many of our furry and feathered friends pass through our doors.”
Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo, said: “Since its launch two years ago, our pet service has really taken off and gone from strength to strength.
“We collect animals from 12 countries across the globe including Cyprus, Jersey, Alicante, Corfu, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Majorca and Tenerife.
“We can put pets on almost every route from Doncaster and we look forward to welcoming even more of them on flights over the next few months.”
For more information on how to fly your pet out to locations across the world from Doncaster Sheffield Airport visit Anglo World Cargo or call 01302 623063