South African Airways Cargo: New Pet Lounge facility for domestic pets at Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo), the airfreight division of South African Airways, is proud to introduce its new Pet Lounge facility for domestic pets at Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal. The Pet Lounge started operating from 1 October 2016.

The lounge is specially designed for the pets’ comfort and safety, ensuring they experience a stress-free environment during their journey. In addition, the facility also minimises any environmental factors that are likely to cause distress.

“This milestone is a welcome service enhancement and demonstrates our commitment to improving the handling of domestic pets.

“We pride ourselves in providing a value-added service in an effort to cater for the needs of our customers,” said Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo’s General Manager.

Key and a priority for the pet-moving company like SAA is a peace of mind we give our customers through the nature of our service that assures them that they leave their pets in an animal-friendly environment.

The Pet Lounge is manned by a specialised team who provides handling and co-ordination services, making sure every travelling pet enjoys the comfort and a hygienic environment while waiting to be escorted on board their flight.

“The hands-on approach highlights our resolve to care about the welfare of live animals that are processed through SAA Cargo’s facilities,” said Makhetha.

So far, the customers who have made use of the Pet Lounge have shown excitement and also complimented SAA Cargo on the new dedicated service for pets. This is without a doubt a value-added service and will contribute to customer satisfaction.

“Well done to the entire Operations team. SAA Cargo Pet Lounge is at your service,” said Makhetha.

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About South African Airways Cargo (SAAC)
SAAC is a specialist division of South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s flag carrier and largest domestic and international airline company, focusing on freight movement worldwide. It makes use of the belly space of SAA’s passenger aircraft and its dedicated Boeing 737-300 freighters. SAAC has devoted considerable resources to the improvement and installation of facilities to handle all types of cargo and its vision is to be the leader in air cargo services between Africa and the world. It has received various prestigious awards for service and innovation. These include “African Cargo Airline of the year” twice in STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo and “Best Airline in Africa” at the Skytrax awards, the independent, global airline rating organization, for the 14th year in a row. SAA Cargo was also named among the top three African Cargo Airlines at Cargo Airline of Year 2016 organised by Air Cargo News.

SOURCE:  South African Airways

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