The inaugural flight will depart on 26 September 2023 from Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport
Private jet firm K9 Jets is launching a private jet service for dogs and owners travelling from Dubai to Farnborough, just outside of London.
The inaugural flight will depart from the private jet terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai on 26 September and fly into Farnborough, UK.
Tickets are available for US$9,925, which includes a seat for one passenger and a space in the cabin for a canine companion.
The new route has further scheduled flights operating throughout December 2023 and during select months in 2024, with more dates set to be announced.
Currently, pets flying back to the UK have to adhere to individual commercial airlines' pet policies, meaning only smaller pets could travel in the cabin, and larger pets would have to travel in cargo or as excess baggage, causing stress and upset for pets separated from their owners.
According to the International Pet and Transport Association (IPATA), over 4 million pets and live animals are transported by air per year. Pet travel is set to continue to rise globally, and with this new Dubai-London route, K9 Jets aims to meet the demand for UAE-based passengers travelling and relocating back to the UK with their beloved pets.
Per UK government guidelines, all passengers travelling on the flight will be asked to provide the relevant medical certification for their pets. Dogs must be leashed at all times but can sit on the owner's lap or in the cabin.
For a stress-free experience, check-in will take place at a deluxe private terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, complete with a welcome team and grass area for pets to enjoy before boarding the flight to their new home.
K9 Jets co-founder Adam Golder commented: “We’re thrilled to be launching the inaugural Dubai to London K9 JETS flight this month. To date, we have flown over 220 happy jet-setting pets and their owners on international flights from destinations including Paris, London, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Lisbon.
"Our newly introduced Dubai route is our maiden flight in the Middle East and we’re looking forward to expanding our network to include routes farther East to Asia, Australia and beyond in 2024."
To secure your seats and for more information, visit www.k9jets.com