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18/03/2022

SPECIAL PASSENGERS - Animals in Hold (AVIH), new acceptance criteria

Description:

New acceptance criteria for the kennel bottle dispensers for AVIH.

Scope:

Animals in Hold (AVIH) service

Implementation date:

Immediate

Considerations: 

In compliance with the latest update to IATA's “LAR (Live Animals Regulation) Container Requirements”, the following changes will be introduced to the AVIH container procedures currently in place:

 

  • Bottle dispensers: In addition to the current policy requiring the animal container to have an affixed bottle dispenser, the new requirement establishes that only will be accepted.those dispensers with a bowl underneath them.
  • Bowls and/or Bottle dispensers must contain water only on flights over 8 hours.
  • All kennels must be equipped with two separate dishes/bowls.
  • All other conditions specified in LATAM Trade remain unchanged.
  • These changes are updated on latamairlines.com in LATAM Experience > Prepare your trip > Travel with pets > Pets in the aircraft hold

 

This changes will have a trial run until April 1, 2022, a period in which flexibility will be allowed regarding the application of these requirements.

Exception:

N/A

Section:

AVIH