A remarkable milestone was set by private jet firm K9 Jets this weekend, as the first-ever Dubai-London flight for dogs and their owners took off on 26 September from the private terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
Three wonderful dogs were selected as the winners of a coveted competition K9 Jets launched to celebrate the inaugural Dubai to London flight, along with a complimentary seat for their canine companion. The competition ran until September 20th, with pet owners asked to post a video introducing their Dubai-based dog and detailing why they would love to take their furry friend on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. The winning pups included 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. Outside of the competition, one-way seats on the exclusive service will cost $10,000 (about AED36,000).
‘This is a massive milestone for us and our growing “pawprint” in the aviation sector in Middle East,’ said co-founder of K9 JETS, Adam Golder on the heartwarming inaugural flight and subsequent aviation service. ‘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.’
‘We can’t thank K9 JETS enough for offering such an incredible and generous opportunity for lucky furparents and furchildren to experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey!’ added Nicole Breed, one of the winners of the competition. ‘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.’
K9’s Dubai – London route will see regular flights take place throughout 2023 and 2024 from December across January, April, July, and September with further dates set to be announced. Flights will depart from Al Maktoum International Airport and fly into Farnborough, UK, with tickets available to purchase for $9,925. Plans are also in place for a new Doha – London, with more details set to be announced soon.