Pet Airways, launched in 2009 for safe pet travel, will debut service to Orlando for the summer this year, when the Florida city becomes the airline's tenth city in the United States. Once the Orlando facility opens, it will offer a new style of pet lounge and will offer enhanced services, including grooming and ground transportation.
On board, the main cabin has been outfitted to accommodate pets, where they are regularly attended to by In-Flight Pet Attendants and the climate is controlled specifically for their comfort. Currently, the airline travels between Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and Omaha, NE, as well Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.
Dan Wiesel, Chairman and CEO of Pet Airways said, "based on unprecedented customer demand, we have decided to accelerate our expansion plans and will be opening operations in Orlando. Orlando is one of the fastest growing population areas in the U.S. and it is only natural that we provide service to such a large and growing population. In addition to size of the population, approximately 50 million visitors come to Orlando each year."