SA’s newest airline Lift introduces dog-friendly flights


14 April 2021

PretoriaLIVE/Business Reporter

Cape Town – In a move that pet lovers will embrace, South Africa’s newest low cost airline has announced that it has launched a new offering that allows customers to travel with their small dogs on board select flights.

Announcing the latest offering Jonathan Ayache, co-founder of the low-cost airline said: “It’s only small dogs for now which will allowed and must be in a pet-friendly carry bag and placed under the seat in front of the customer. We’ll explore cats later.”

Here’s how it will work:

  • Only a limited number of pets are allowed to travel on selected flights (It’s 2 dogs per flight for now);
  • Dog-owners have to book the service at least 72 hours before the travel date;
  • The dog-friendly booking will cost the same as the fare paid by the accompanying adult;
  • Dog-owners will have to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before departure to allow for clearance checks;
  • There will be clearly demarcated dog-friendly zones on the aircraft;
Your small dog will now be able to travel in a pet-friendly carry bag placed under the seat in front of you.

Ayache says the airline’s ground staff, cabin crew, and customer support teams will evaluate and revise the offering if need be.


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