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Johannesburg - Fancy giving your pet a safe and comfortable in air transit?

SAA might have the solution after launching a new pet lounge aimed at improving the handling of pets at OR Tambo International Airport as of last month.

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SAA’s airfreight division said the lounge was specially designed for ensuring your four-egged friend experiences a stress-free ­journey.

Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo’s general manager, said the lounge also minimised any environmental factors that were likely to cause distress.

“This milestone is a welcome service enhancement and demonstrates our commitment to improving the handling of domestic pets,” Makhetha said.

“We pride ourselves in providing a value-added service in an effort to cater for the needs of our customers,” said Makhetha.

“The hands-on approach highlights our resolve to care about the welfare of live animals that are processed through SAA Cargo’s facilities,” said Makhetha.