Animal Airport


53 x 30

Year of Production

2013 - 2018

Production Company

Icon Films


Discovery / Channel 4



With nearly half a million flights a year, Heathrow is the world s busiest international airport - but as well as the 65 million human passengers, each year around 40 million animals fly in and out of the UK, most of them checking in at the Animal Reception Centre, affectionately known as the ARC. Animal Airport captures all behind-the-scenes action in the terminal buildings and on the runways... From the man smuggling a tortoise from Morocco in his underpants to the shipment of four cheetahs unexpectedly detained at the ARC.

Heathrow plays host to leopards, horses, snakes, alpacas, eagles, scorpions… if it’s an animal and it’s at Heathrow, the ARC staff are onto it.

Series 1: 13x30 | SD | 2013

Series 2: 14x30 | SD | 2014

Series 3: 26x30/13x60 | HD | 2018