Notices & News

Executive Aviation gains exclusive approval for the UK Pet’s Travel Scheme (PETS) at Gloucestershire Airport.

15th July 2015

Executive Aviation Services have now gained exclusive approval from the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) for the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) at Gloucestershire Airport, enabling domestic cats, dogs and ferrets to fly back from Europe, without quarantine, subject to clearing pet passport checks prior to departure and successful microchip check on arrival.

Under PETS, the team at Gloucestershire Airport will check the pet’s passport, travel credentials and microchip with the owner or the pet’s escort in the cabin. Once the paperwork has been cleared as required, the pet will be free to disembark. All applications to bring a pet into the UK under PETS regulations must be emailed to the Executive Aviation Services pet handling team at least 24 hours before flight departure.

Previously flights have had to fly back into the UK via Oxford or Bristol for pet clearance but this will enable our clients to fly directly back to Gloucestershire Airport with their pets from Europe with no requirement to stop over for clearance on their return journey. Currently only Executive Aviation Services are an approved operator into Gloucestershire Airport, however other operators may apply to become approved from this point on. All aircraft arriving under the scheme must be operated under a commercial operator’s licence, pet transport is not allowed on aircraft that are operated on a private basis only.