Instone Air Line carried the first horse on an aircraft in 1919


We are specialists in animal air transport. With over 40 years experience in the business and 100 years connected to the aviation industry, InstoneAir are experts in organising air transport for all types of equines, livestock and exotic animals. As well as animal shipment, we offer freight and passenger charters and much more. Through our links with major airlines we can provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet all of our clients needs. Visit our services page to find out more.
We also design, manufacture and operate our range of Airstable horse containers and are the only UK company licensed by EASA / CAA to design and manufacture certified horse containers to ETSO standards.
If you would like to find out more about any of the services we provide, or for a full quotation please contact us.



Whether it is a relocation of miniatures or a champion racehorse heading for the Breeders Cup, we are market-leaders in equine air transport. We offer scheduled service flights and charter flights depending on suitability and availability. All horses are flown in our world-renowned ‘Airstable’ horse stall range. Find out more..


We offer transport solutions for all types of livestock including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and alpaca, on charters or scheduled services worldwide. We provide a comprehensive logistics service, finding the best solution for any shipment, no matter how large or small.

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Having worked with many wildlife organisations we are experts in air transport logistics for zoo animals and exotics. We can take care of everything from sourcing the most suitable aircraft, careful route planning to keep stops to a minimum, to monitoring in-flight conditions and supplying bespoke shipping crates. Find out more…


We are able to offer a consultancy service to assist and advise airlines and companies who may be unfamiliar with animal transport. This could be for one off or multiple shipments as well as for longer term projects.
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We are the only UK company designing and manufacturing fully compliant EASA certified aircraft horse stalls – AirStables. Our range of AirStables includes Rigids, DropTops and Fully Collapsibles . We also have a range of livestock containers and offer bespoke solutions for exotic animals. All equipment is available to purchase as a one-off or to rent. Find out more…


We design and manufacture a full range of animal stalls and pens. Our team of experts includes structural, stress, aeronautical and design engineers who are constantly updating and improving our horse and livestock containers using the latest materials and technology.
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Poetic Flare flies with InstoneAir

Poetic Flare flies with InstoneAir

We were delighted to have the Newmarket 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare flying to Deauville with Instone Air this weekend. He ran a great race for connections to finish second by a neck to Palace Pier in the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois in Deauville. He flew on one...

Hong Kong International

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

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...

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