The standards of the International Society of Air Carriers (IATA) regulate the transport of animals in the hold.
Containers for transportation should meet the following parameters:
- The size should allow the animal to stand at full height, freely turn around its axis and lie with outstretched paws.
- Should be intact, without cracks or damage.
- Can be easily transported and moved.
- Provide ventilation from at least three sides.
A maximum of two animals of the same species up to 14 kg each can be transported in one container.
Standard container sizes according to IATA standards are the following:
- IATA1 (48х32х31сm);
- IATA2 (55х36х35сm);
- IATA3 (61х40х38сm);
- IATA4 (71х51х50сm);
- IATA5 (79х58х60сm);
- IATA6 (92х64х64сm);
- IATA7 (104х75х73сm).