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5 January 2022

Qatar Airways becomes the first carrier in the Middle East to achieve CEIV Live Animals Certification

Transporting animals while ensuring their safety and welfare can be very challenging, particularly over long distances. While transporting animals by air is considered to be the most humane and expedient method of transportation, it is critical to do so with adherence to global industry standards due to the risks that may come with transporting animals.

Qatar Airways has become the Middle East’s first carrier to be awarded IATA’s CEIV certification for Live Animals Logistics, building on its commitment to providing highest industry standards in the safe transport of live animals.

The airline is one of four carriers worldwide to hold CEIV Live Animals certification, a program which establishes baseline standards to improve the level of competency, infrastructure and quality management in the handling and transportation of live animals throughout the supply chain.

Having Qatar Airways, one of the region’s largest cargo operators, achieve CEIV Live Animals certification is a significant boost not only for the airline’s customers but also the region. Currently, Qatar Airways transports 9% of live animals worldwide.

IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification provides the highest standards for transporting sensitive cargo with programs for pharmaceuticals – CEIV Pharma, perishable products – CEIV Fresh and live animals – CEIV Live Animals.

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