We focus on animals' safety and welfare
Animals have been transported by air since the early 1930's. In today's modern world, carriage of live animals by air is considered the most humane and expedient method of transportation over long distances.
Traveler's Pet Corner
Detailed information on the transportation of your cat or dog by air is available on the Traveler's Pet Corner.
Live Animals and Perishables Board
IATA ensures that both safety and animal welfare are addressed in all regulatory issues pertaining to transportation of live animals by air. IATA coordinates the Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB) and provides key input to the airline industry on issues such as animal welfare, identification, and animal behavior based on modern science.
IATA's Live Animal Regulations
IATA's Live Animals Regulations (LAR) is the worldwide standard for transporting live animals by commercial airlines. Whether it is a pet, an animal transported for zoological or agricultural purposes or for any other reason, the objective of the LAR is to ensure all animals are transported safely and humanely by air.