First pet lounge launched at Shenzhen airport

Shenzhen: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport has opened China’s first special lounge for pets, as their growing number in the city has created a large demand for related travel accommodations.
The 210-square-meter lounge is equipped with a comprehensive system that can provide 24-hour monitoring of temperature, humidity, PM2.5 and PM10 levels, and ammonia, and is able to provide early warnings.
Each pet is provided with a separate space, and services like security checks and boarding, regular inspection, feeding and free foster care due to flight delays are offered.
A pet entertainment space has also been set up.
“Pets are often treated as ‘live cargo’ in air transport, but the ‘furry children’ have already become members of many families,” said Zhou Jie, general manager of Shenzhen Airport Domestic Cargo Terminal.
“The establishment of the pet lounge has changed the mode of mixed transport of pets and air cargo in the past. Based on the digital platform and internet of things technology, a remote medical diagnosis system and epidemic prevention measures have been introduced to provide pets with foster care, nursing and other services to ensure their safety and comfort.” –The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item