Animal Exports

Rickenbacker takes the reins on animal transportation

Having a safe and quiet environment for livestock, particularly horses, is essential for successful animal transport. As a permanent Port of Embarkation, Rickenbacker International Airport has the facilities, staff, partners and geography to make animal transportation as easy and efficient as possible, while minimizing the stress to your animals and your business.

Download this brochure to learn more about how Rickenbacker can ship animals all over the world and watch the video below to learn more about our animal transportation facility!

An approved Export Inspection Facility and indoor loading area

Our world-class animal transport facility is located on the ramp in a quiet area of the airport. The facility is a USDA-certified Export Inspection Facility, which has 12 rest stalls and 24/7, on-site support from the local USDA office. This facility is one of fewer than 50 such facilities that exist in the U.S., and Rickenbacker’s is the only one located in Ohio. Please reach out to us for information on moving larger shipments through Rickenbacker.

The Rickenbacker difference

We’ve worked hard to create a process and culture of animal-friendly flying at Rickenbacker International Airport. We care for your animals like they’re our own. Here’s what you can expect when transporting animals with us:

  • Less stress for the animals
  • Shorter drive times
  • Quieter, less congested airport
  • Quality, uncongested roadway system surrounding Rickenbacker
  • Handling facility dedicated to animal transport, no loading airside
  • Only a five-minute tug ride between the animal facility and plane
  • Dedicated local USDA APHIS office to serve needs 24/7
  • Experienced livestock ground handling

Rickenbacker is an approved, permanent Port of Embarkation

Baker Livestock and Horse Transport, a certified livestock ground handling agent, has more than 25 years of animal transport experience. The quality and care their specialized staff provides in moving animals is unparalleled.

Contact Larry Baker to make arrangements for the care and transit of your animals through Rickenbacker. 
Larry Baker 


“I have been in this business a long time and I have shipped all kinds of animals all over the world. I can tell you without hesitation that Rickenbacker offers the absolute best possible experience for animals and their owners throughout this very complex and delicate process.”

Larry Baker
Owner of Baker Livestock and Horse Transport