The membership will allow Gulf Air to tap into a wider market of pet owners with requirements to transport their pets and animals when spending vacations or relocating from a city to another.
IPATA is the worldwide non-profit association dedicated to the care and welfare of pets and animals during transport with the role to represent the interests of professional pet shippers and associated members.
Founded in 1979, IPATA provides professional, competent and caring pet transportation and relocation services throughout the world. Over the years it has built a network of concerned pet shippers representing years of experience in the transportation and care of animals. IPATA currently has professional pet shippers in nearly 90 countries serving over 700 airports worldwide.
Commenting on the collaboration, Waleed AlAlawi, acting CEO, Gulf Air, said, “This is a remarkable and unique collaboration as it will open doors for us to a wide market of pet and animal owners who constantly need to transport their pets whenever they go on a long holiday or relocate for business or family reunion purposes. We have great cargo services and ability to ship perishable food, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, medical supplies, cars, gold and many more. Now, we will enhance our capabilities in the live animals area to help owners to transport their pets with peace of mind.”