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.


Tilsit heads to stud in Turkey

Tilsit heads to stud in Turkey

Tilsit, a multiple Group winner and son of First Defence has been acquired by the Turkish Jockey Club to stand at stud in Turkey for the 2022 breeding season. Flying with InstoneAir on behalf of Rapido Racing, he arrived safely into Istanbul last night. We look...

State Of Rest wins prestigious Group 1 Cox Plate

State Of Rest wins prestigious Group 1 Cox Plate

An excellent result this weekend for the Joseph O'Brien trained State Of Rest, winning the prestigious Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. We are very pleased to have been part of his journey out to Australia. Working in conjunction with BBA Ireland, the three year...

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...

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