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 and livestock, as well as zoo animals, exotics and aquatics for conservation and breeding purposes. The welfare and safety of each animal is of paramount importance to us and every shipment is planned with meticulous attention to detail to ensure this. 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 about what we do.
We also design, manufacture and operate our range of Airstable horse containers and are the only UK company licensed by the CAA to design and manufacture certified horse containers to ETSO standards.
If you would like to find out more about the services we provide, or to obtain a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us..



Market-leaders in equine air transport, offering scheduled service flights and charter flights.


We can arrange air transport for all livestock including cattle, sheep & pigs on charters or scheduled services worldwide.


We can advise airlines & companies unfamiliar with animal air transport, for single shipments as well as long term projects.


Our range of certified Airstables and other equipment such as dolly ramps & loading ramps is available to purchase or to rent.


Our team of experts design & manufacture our equipment. We are constantly improving container designs using the latest materials & technology.


Pedigree Pig Shipment

Pedigree Pig Shipment

Whilst we continue to be flat out with equine flights worldwide, we were pleased to arrange another successful livestock shipment this week. The 12 pedigree pigs including Mangalitza and Berkshire breeds, who have been relocated for breeding purposes, arrived safe and...

Dairy Cows to the Middle East

Dairy Cows to the Middle East

As well as equine flights, we have also been busy with livestock. As with all of our shipments, meticulous planning is required to ensure safe loading and travel of the animals. We recently assisted with the shipment of over a hundred pedigree dairy cows to the Middle...

Breeder’s Cup Runners Fly with InstoneAir

Breeder’s Cup Runners Fly with InstoneAir

We were once again delighted to arrange the part-charter to fly European runners to and from the USA for the prestigious Breeder's Cup race meeting, on behalf of Luck Greayer Bloodstock. All horses loaded and travelled well in their InstoneAir Airstables. We had three...

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