Although Etihad is the only airline in the world that permits its passengers to be accompanied by a falcon onboard the flight, there is a huge demand for animal transport around the world, which is why New York's JFK airport is preparing to open the world's first animal terminal. 

New York's JFK airport to add animal terminal

Appropriately named 'The Ark' the new terminal is due to open in early 2016 and is expected to facilitate the transport of around 70,000 animals of all shapes and sizes per year. It will handle the specific travel and quarantine requirements of all kinds of pets, as well as livestock. It will be well equipped with a fully-fledged veterinary team, climate controlled zones and cat and dog hotels. It is possible that The Ark might supply a smoother transport experience for its four-legged travellers than for its human ones...