We are also taking cats and dogs back to the UK (see our website: www.cypruscatrescue.co.uk) and have been speaking directly with Cyprus Airways on costs etc.
Handling fees for flights before 18:00 is £104.00cy (regardless how many pets)
Handling fees for flights after 18:00 is £120.00cy (regardless how many pets)
the cost of the flight depends on the weight and dimension of the box (not expensive)
UK Airport charges for transportation and examination of pet is £40 GB(transportation from airplane to animal reception area) and £13 GB.
As it is only a little dog will cost around £300 altogether which you pay at the airport when you check your dog in (this will include UK airport charges). Book your flight direct with Cyprus Airways, then get your tick and worm treatment which has to be between 24 and 48 hours when the animal arrives in the UK, if when the animal arrives it has been less than 24 hours or more than 48 hours since the dog had the treatment the animal will not be allowed to enter the UK, it also must be dated with a time by the vet!
Do not use Pafos as they are expensive and so are the agents. Cheaper to do it yourself especially as you only have one animal. Also try to go on the same flight so you are with the animal before and after the flight. Do not sedate him unless he is panicking and trying to break free, it is dangerous to give a sedation tablet to a pet when travelling (don't let your vet talk you into giving this tablet, sometimes they give valium!).
As for the size of the box:
1.Measure for the point of its nose to base of its tail(its bum)
measure for the floor to its elbow,half that measurement and add on the half to the Length of the dog,that the lenght of the box
2.Now measure its fattest point weather its it stomach or shoulders x 2 and that it the width of the box.
3.Now measure from the floor to its top of its head and thats the hight of the box.
All these need to be taken with the animal in a natural standing position.
I will get the telephone number for you to ring Cyprus Airways.
Posted on: 24/10/2006 at 15:58