2018 has been another very busy year for InstoneAir, carrying many of the world’s champion horses, dairy cows, breeding pigs and even sealions and penguins. Every day there are horses flying in aircraft or ‘Airstables’ provided by Instone Air, between a multitude of countries including Africa, Australia, Europe, Far East, Middle East, New Zealand and USA.

Hong Kong International

On behalf of the BBA InstoneAir arranged a Cathay Pacific 747 aircraft equipped with Instone Airstable stalls for flying the horses from the UK to Hong Kong. The horses were competing in the Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin racecourse.

Melbourne Cup Winner flies to Dubai

Cross Counter the Godolphin owned winner of the 2018 Melbourne Cup, flew back from Melbourne to Dubai on an Emirates 777 freighter, along with 7 other horses. The Charlie Appleby trained horse was loaded into an InstoneAir Airstable for the 14 hour flight and was...

Enable – Breeders Cup Mile superstar comes home

InstoneAir provided a 777 freighter on behalf of Newbury based LG Bloodstock to take 22 French and English runners from Stansted to Kentucky. The horses were destined for the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs. After the races the horses returned on a 747 freighter and...

Ballydoyle and Coolmore fly with InstoneAir

Ballydoyle and Coolmore chose InstoneAir to arrange to fly their horses from Ireland to Kentucky for The Breeders Cup. Horses including Mendelssohn, Hunting Horn and Van Beethoven flew out on a 777 charter for trainer Aidan O’Brien and 30 top class yearlings flew back...

Devils Horsemen

InstoneAir provided a chartered a AN12 freighter to transport 19 horses from France to Tenerife for filming Wonder Woman 2, returning to the UK after filming was completed. A ‘walk on/off’ horse stall system was used for these charters and an Instone loadmaster flew...


InstoneAir provided a AN12 aircraft to fly a group of horses to Chechnya. This was a particularly difficult flight to arrange with very little ground equipment or horse lorries available

Trotters to Oslo Grand Prix

An Antonov 12 freighter aircraft was provided by InstoneAir to take 10 trotting horses from France to Oslo in Norway. Italian trained 5 year old Urlo dei Venti won the 1.3 mile race and returned to France on the same aircraft afterwards. The horses travelled in 'walk...

Middle East Flights

May was another busy month in The Middle East with horses flying within the region for racing, endurance and show jumping competitions. A variety of aircraft were used including IL76, AN12 and AN74.

Dubai World Cup

InstoneAir arranged an Airbus 300 freighter to take Ballydoyle trained horses back to Ireland after The Dubai  World Cup races. UAE Derby winner Mendelssohn was on board along with 6 other Aidan O’Brien trained horses

Dairy cows for Dubai Royal Dairy

InstoneAir was delighted to be involved in organising a 747 charter of 110 dairy cows from Stansted to Dubai for the Dubai Royal Dairy. The Holstein, Jersey and Wagyu cows were loaded by Instone staff into 24 special cattle containers supplied by InstoneAir for the 7...

InstoneAir opens Amsterdam office

To service the increasing  need for InstoneAir Airstables in Europe, we have opened an Amsterdam office and depot. This will make it quicker to position stalls to the main horse moving airports such as AMS/BRU/CDG/FRA/LGG/LUX etc. Stalls are available for a one off...

New Airstables Introduced

Many more Airstables were added to the InstoneAir inventory during 2018 and the very successful designs were updated, using lighter materials. The ‘Airstable Fully Collapsible’ was redesigned by InstoneAir engineers and our newest model received EASA ETSO...

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