Live Animals guarantees a safe, secure, hygienic and comfortable journey for live animals such as dogs, cats, birds, ornamental fish and other animals as defined by IATA LAR. Our trained, professional team provides the utmost care for live animals, which are immediately transferred upon arrival into our new, state-of-the-art Live Animals Centre, where they are assisted and fed based on instructions received by the shipper, either at transit or whilst waiting for customer clearance.
Live Animals Centre at Muscat International Airport
With over 2,500 square-metres of covered space, the facility features a segregated, temperature-controlled kennel area to provide an optimum environment for animal transfers to various location throughout Oman Air’s network, under specialist supervision. The Live Animals Centre includes veterinary inspection, an emergency room and Royal Oman Police Customs services are available 24/7.
All Travel Companions Handled with Care
At Oman Air Cargo, a reservation request for live animals must be made in advance. The request should be made via email with full details of your live animals such as date, origin and destination, container used and health documents. For Oman customers please send your request to Muscat Service Centre firstname.lastname@example.org For international customers please contact the nearest Oman Air cargo sales office.
We recommend consulting your forwarder or the embassies of the country of departure and the country of destination to confirm applicable rules and required documents when transporting your pet. For more information, please visit the International Air Transport association website
Generally, the following documents are required:
The container must have enough space for the animal to change directions while standing and to sit erect and to lie in a natural position. The container should be leak-proof, escape proof and the doors should fasten securely. The container should have separate food and watering dishes securely attached inside the kennel so that if necessary the animal may be fed and watered without opening container. Please fulfill the following standards (correspond to IATA Live Animals Regulations Chapter 8, Container Requirement)
Due to inherent breathing difficulties exhibited by the snub nosed breeds, Oman Air does not carry the following breeds:
|Snub Nosed Dog Breeds|
|American Staffordshire Terrier||Japanese Spaniel ( Japanese Chin)|
|Japanese Pug||Chow Chow|
|Shar - Peis||French Bulldog|
|Boston Terrier||Lhasa Apso|
|Bull Terrier||Brussels Griffin|
|Dutch Pug||Japanese Chin|
|English Toy Spaniel||Shih Tzu|
|Snub Nosed Cat Breeds|
* Breeds other than the above will be accepted even if the name of the dog breed is similar.
For guests who wish to travel with pets on the same flight, as checked baggage. In that case, the handling defers from cargo. Please click here for more details.