The inaugural flight took place on 26th September 2023, departing from Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai with competitions aboard
The first-ever Dubai-London flight for dogs and their owners, operated by private jet firm K9 JETS, took off yesterday from the private jet terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
Onboard were Miniature Schnauzers, Golden Retrievers, a Retriever-Spanial-Suliki mix, two mixed Salukis, and a Goldendoodle accompanied by their owners. Three of the dogs 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 competition ran until September 20th, and the winners were:
“Yesterday was a massive milestone for us and our growing “pawprint” in the aviation sector in 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,” said Adam Golder, Co-Founder of K9 JETS.
Nicole Breed commented: “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! 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 from December across January, April, July, and September with further dates set to be announced, with plans for a new Doha-London in the works too.