Three canine passengers were winners of a competition launched to celebrate the inaugural flight
The first Dubai-London flight for dogs and their owners, operated by private jet firm K9 JETS, has taken off from the private jet terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai in the UAE.
Onboard were Miniature Schnauzers, Golden Retrievers, a Retriever-Spanial-Suliki mix, two mixed Salukis, and a Goldendoodle accompanied by their owners.
Also on the flight were the winners of the competition K9 JETS launched to celebrate the inaugural Dubai to London flight, along with a complimentary seat for their canine companion.
The winners were Nicole Breed and her rescue dogs Sagi & Miles - both Saluki mix; Luke Hogg and his miniature schnauzer, Connie, and Sarah-Jane Thomson with her dogs Buddy, a Golden Retriever and Archie, a Retriever-Saluki-Spaniel mix.
K9 JETS co-founder Adam Golder said: "Yesterday was a massive milestone for us and our growing “pawprint” in the aviation sector in the Middle East. It was extra special to welcome our competition winners onboard and to play an important role in ensuring the relocation to their new home is stress-free and enjoyable."
Competition winner Nicole Breed commented: “We can’t thank K9 JETS enough for offering such an incredible and generous opportunity for lucky fur parents and fur children to experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey!
"Sagi and Miles’ story has touched so many people’s hearts worldwide, and I can’t think of two souls more deserving of this opportunity. We can’t believe that within mere months, these boys have gone from barely surviving on the streets to flying to their forever home in a private jet! K9 JETS is playing a vital role in ensuring pets experience minimal stress and maximum comfort while they travel.”
The Dubai-London route will see regular flights take place throughout 2023 and 2024, with plans for a new Doha-London flight currently in development.
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