More of our clients are choosing to fly private with their pet family members on pet friendly aircraft. The best and most ideal solution for your pet is to travel on-board with you.
As long as your pet passport is all cleared, you and your pet can board your aircraft. On your return your pet will be checked and have its microchip scanned. This is swift procedure and can be done either on or on the ramp.
The great thing about flying on a private jet with your pet is that they get to travel in the cabin with you. They can move around the cabin once the aircraft has taken off and the seat belt signs have been turned off.
Our aim is to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible. For take off and landing your pet must be in a seat with a belt on. Smaller dogs and cats must be in a regulation sized pet carrier. This is for your safety and your pets safety
Dogs must also usually have a tapeworm treatment. Your pet may be put into quarantine for up to 4 months if you don’t follow these rules – or refused entry if you travelled by sea. You’re responsible for any fees or charges.
Check if the company you’re travelling with will accept your pet for travel – and how many they’ll accept if you have more than one needs any proof that your pet is fit and healthy to travel, for example a letter from a vet or certain information in your pet passport.
Your pet must arrive in the UK no more than 5 days before or after you, or you’ll have to follow different rules. You must use an approved transport company and route unless you’re travelling between the UK and Ireland.
The rules for bringing your pet cat, dog or ferret into the UK depend on whether you’re coming from:
You need a pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret if they’ll be travelling:
You must bring originals of all your pet’s documents, not photocopies.
Pet passports list the different treatments your pet has had. You can get one from certain vets in EU countries, and other countries the UK accepts pet passports from. If your vet doesn’t issue pet passports, ask them for the nearest that does, or contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Ask your vet if you think this applies to your pet. Only vets in countries that the UK accepts pet passports from can enter information into the pet passport (except for tapeworm treatments).
Check that the vet has filled in the following sections in the pet passport:
Your pet must be microchipped before they get a rabies vaccination or they’ll need to be vaccinated again.
Microchipping for pet travel can only be done by:
You must wait 21 days after the vaccination (or the last of the primary course of vaccinations) before bringing your pet to the UK from an EU country, or another country. The UK accepts pet passports from a listed country.
A vet must treat your dog for tapeworm and record it in the pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate every time you want to bring it to the UK. The treatment must have been given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you enter the UK. Your dog can be refused entry or put into quarantine if you don’t follow this rule.
You don’t need to treat your dog for tapeworm if you’re coming directly to the UK from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway.
The treatment must:
All the charter operators that we select for your private jet pet flight, are DEFRA approved to transport cats and dogs into these UK airports. Falcona will ensure that the chosen operator are able to transport your pet to your requested airport.
The following airports – Manchester Airport, Edinburgh Airport, London Stansted Airport, Biggin Hill Airport, London Oxford Airport, Blackpool Airport, Doncaster Robin Hood Airport, Cambridge Airport, Leeds/Bradford Airport, Bristol Airport, Glasgow Airport and Farnborough Airport are all approved to cater for pet travel in the UK. All charter operators are DEFRA approved as a carrier to transport dogs and cats on private jets.