Air Canada Cargo becomes first airline to be acknowledged with IATA award

By sarahako ako

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has made Air Canada Cargo the first airline to receive a new worldwide certification for the safe transportation of live animals.

The award, The Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CIEV Live Animals) Certification, has been granted following the successful conclusion of the verification process at its Montreal facility.

Tim Strauss, Vice President, Cargo said: “Air Canada Cargo is a trusted carrier for thousands of animal shippers worldwide and has followed the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR).”

“We expertly handle complex shipments, from rescued dogs, endangered animals travelling between zoos for conservation efforts and of course family pets.”

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“We are honoured to have been selected to participate in the CEIV Live Certification program and are proud of the team at Air Canada Cargo for achieving the industry's first ever certification, which reinforces our position as an industry leader.”

The award demonstrates that Air Canada Cargo is running to its full capabilities in the transportation of live animals.

Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President in Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, said: “I want to congratulate Air Canada for their great leadership in achieving the first CEIV Live Animals certification in the world.”

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