Your questions on Animals
How can I transport my horse with Air France?
As only animals that weigh under 75kg can be transported in the hold, horses must be transported by freight. AIR FRANCE-KLM Cargo offers a safe, efficient and hygienic solution for transporting horses. The "Variation Live" service provides transport facilities for all types of animals, a dedicated area for animals during transfers and on arrival, and can arrange for someone to accompany the animal on board.
What do I need to do to prepare to travel with my pets?
Notify us that you will be traveling with an animal when you book your flight. If your pet is going to travel with you in the cabin (dogs and cats, weighing less than 8kg / 17lb including the transport bag or container, and guide dogs of any weight) you will need a suitable container. You can carry only one animal per container and per person. If your pet is going to travel in the hold, you will need to get a crate corresponding to specific criteria (size, weight, etc.). These conditions are set out in the "Conditions for transporting a dog or cat in the hold" form, which must be printed and presented at the airport upon departure. You can carry only 3 animals per person, but, depending on the aircraft type, this number can be restricted. Any dog or cat traveling within the European Union must be identified by a microchip. It must be at least 10 weeks* old, have all required vaccines and possess a European passport. Please note: snub-nosed pets such as Bulldogs, Boxers, Pekinese or Persian cats can suffer from breathing difficulties in high-stress situations. Please consult your veterinarian before air travel. * 8 weeks for flights within metropolitan France (including Corsica) and flights between metropolitan France and Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion. Your pet must be at least 15 weeks old for flights between metropolitan France and French Guiana.