Airline index

You may encounter some problems with air travel when you have a lung disease. However most people with lung conditions are now able to safely enjoy the benefits of air travel if they plan what they will need in advance. We have produced a database to help you to plan your air travel.

In this database, airlines are listed from A to Z. You will find the contact details and individual oxygen policies for passengers for each airline.

Please note that this airline index was last updated in August 2019.

Croatia Airlines
Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines

Only company bottles may be used on board and a request needs to made in the passenger's reservation no later than 72 hours before the flight. This service is charged €60  per flight.

An accompanyment is required and the escort must sign the “Statement on the Transport of Patient Needing Medical Oxygenation During the Flight”. Also, the "Incapacitated passenger advice form" has to be completed by the passenger's physician and sent  to „Poliklinika Zagreb“ in Zagreb, Park prijateljstva 1;  tel. +385 1 3832 353; fax. +385 1 3832 040 for approval and verification.

 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

The use of portable oxygen concentrators (POC) is allowed and requires a medical and technical clearance from Croatia Airlines. Your physician has to verify your medical needs to use this device on board.  The POC equipment must be FAA approved. For latest information please check here. The passenger has to complete the POC and INCAD forms. The completed forms have to be sent to „Poliklinika Zagreb“ in Zagreb, Park prijateljstva 1, tel. +385 1 3832 353, fax. +385 1 3832 040, e-mail: info@poliklinika-zagreb.hr  for approval and verification.
 
Exception: On code-share flights with United Airlines to/from US the only requirement is to have a Medical Verification Statement signed by the passenger’s physician. 

 


http://www.croatiaairlines.com/ @croatiaairlines +385 1 66 76 555 contact@croatiaairlines.hr and flyonline@croatiaairlines.hr
Cyprus Airways
Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways do not offer additional oxygen on board their aircraft for safety and operational reasons.


https://www.cyprusairways.com/ +357 24 00 00 53
Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines

Czech Airlines

Czech Airlines do not provide supplementary oxygen, nor do they allow passengers to bring their own oxygen devices. 


http://www.csa.cz/cs/portal/homepage/cz_homepage.htm @CzechAirlines +420 284 000 601 https://www.csa.cz/cz-en/contact-form/#current_ask-form-5
DAT LT
DAT LT

DAT LT

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly. 


http://www.dot.lt/en/ +370 37 399 071 office@dot.lt
Direktflyg
Direktflyg

Direktflyg

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly. 

 


http://www.direktflyg.com/ @DirektflygAB +46 (0) 770 - 790 700 callcenter@direktflyg.com
Eagle Air
Eagle Air

Eagle Air

Eagle Air provide emergency oxygen, and will provide oxygen when transporting patients from hospital to hospital. 

Eagle Air allows passengers to bring their own oxygen on board under certain conditions and ask that you contact them before to discuss this. 

For further information please contact the airline directly. 


http://www.eagleair.is/ +354 562 2640 info@eagleair.is
EasyJet
EasyJet

EasyJet

Telephone numbers for countries other than the UK are available here. 

A link to the Easy Jet online contact form is available here.

Easy Jet have oxygen on board but for emergency use only.

Passengers can take two small compressed air or oxygen cylinders for personal medical use only. They must not exceed 50cm in length, with a maximum diameter of 25cm and a maximum weight of 5 kg. You’ll need a medical certificate confirming the cylinders are required for medical reasons and that you are fit to fly. If you are taking oxygen cylinders please tell the Cabin Crew when you are boarding.

Liquid oxygen is not permitted on board aircraft in the cabin or the hold.

Portable oxygen concentrators (either mains or battery powered) can be taken on board - you will need a medical certificate confirming that it’s for medical reasons and that you are fit to fly and they must fit in your cabin bag.


http://www.easyjet.com/en @easyJet 0330 365 5000 (UK)
Edelweiss Air
Edelweiss Air

Edelweiss Air

A link to the online contact form can be found here.

Edelweiss allow the transport of oxygen bottles and pressurised containers for medical use as long as they weight no more than 5kg. Prior permission is required. 

For further information please contact the airline directly with the contact details provided to the right.


http://www.edelweissair.ch/ @Edelweiss_Air +41 (0)848 333 593 services@flyedelweiss.com
Ellinair
Ellinair

Ellinair

If you need oxygen during the flight, you will need to provide the completed and signed medical form MEDIF at the check-in. Passengers must be at the check-in at least one hour prior to the scheduled departure time.

For more information contact the airline directly using the contact information to the right. 


https://en.ellinair.com/ @EllinairAirline +30 2311 224 700 customer.service@ellinair.com
Ernest Airways
Ernest Airways

Ernest Airways

Ernest Airlines allow passengers to carry portable oxygen concentrators on board subject to the following conditions:

  • 48 hours notice must be given by email (booking@flyernest.com) or telephone ( +39 02 897 30 660 or +355 044 810 810)
  • the POC model must be approved (see list below) and must have the label stating it can be used on board the aircraft
  • the POC must not be contaminated with oils or greases and must be in good condition and free of damage or other signs of excessive wear or improper use
  • presentation of a MEDIF form or equivalent Dr's letter confirming you are able to travel, the phases of the flight the device is necessary for and the level of flow required.
  • It must also state that you are able to operate the device and recognize and respond appropriately to any of the devices alarms- if not you must be accompanied.
  • You have a sufficient number of charged batteries which cover the duration of the flight and any delays- batteries can only be carried in carry-on baggage and must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.
  • Battery terminals must be unexposed or packaged so as to avoid contact with metal objects and not packaged with flammable liquids.
  • The POC must be switched off in case of interference with the systems aircraft.
  • When in use it must be placed under the seat in front so the intake filter is not blocked during use but so that the user of person accompanying can see any warnings.
  • It must be free of blankets, coats and other parts of the hand luggage that could block the filter aspiration.


List of approved POC models:

AirSep FreeStyle, AirSep LifeStyle, AirSep Focus, AirSep FreeStyle 5, DelphiRS00400, DeVilbissHealthcare iGo, Inogen One, InogenOneG2, InogenOneG3, Inova Labs LifeChoice, Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox, International Biophysics LifeChoice, InvacareXPO2, InvacareSolo2, Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator, Oxus RS-00400, Precision MedicalEasyPulse, RespironicsEverGo, RespironicsSimplyGo, SeQualEclipse, SeQualSAROS PortableOxygen Concentrator

 

 

 


https://www.flyernest.com/en/ @flyernest +39 02 897 30 660 / +355 044 810 810 customercare@flyernest.com
EuroAtlantic Airways
EuroAtlantic Airways

EuroAtlantic Airways

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly.


https://www.flyeuroatlantic.pt/fly/Fly-EuroAtlantic-Airways @euroatlantic +351 707 102 535 (portugal only) reservationslis@euroatlantic.pt
Eurowings
Eurowings

Eurowings

A link to a contact form can be found here. 

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly. 

 


http://www.eurowings.de/ @eurowings +49 (0)221 – 59988222 service@eurowings.com
Evelop Airlines
Evelop Airlines

Evelop Airlines

Evelop accepts, on its flights, breathing aids or oxygen concentrators (CPAP machines) that are autonomously powered by batteries that comply with regulations on the transportation of dangerous goods by air. Under no circumstances may these or other devices be connected to the electrical outlets of the aircraft. This service has no extra cost, but it will require authorisation using their contact form


https://en.evelop.com/ @evelopair +34 971 448 082 reservas@evelop.com
EWA Air
EWA Air

EWA Air

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly.


http://www.ewa-air.com/en/ 0269 61 92 73 eservices@ewa-air.com
Finnair
Finnair

Finnair

Finnair says normally breathing devices such as personal oxygen concentrators (POC) and apnea breathing devices (CPAP) are permitted on board, but airline approval is always required.

Most CPAP machines require a medical inverter to be installed to function properly onboard. All aircraft types do not have an inverter facility, but Finnair can check the availability approx. 72 hours before departure. The inverter can be requested for long-haul flights with no additional charge for the passenger.

Power supply onboard cannot be guaranteed, so you must be able to get by even without your breathing device, if required. For battery-operated devices, please carry a sufficient back-up battery supply to cover a minimum of 150% of the planned flight (including transiting time).

For the use of medical devices during your flight, please inform Finnair well in advance by filling out this form at least 72 hours before departure.


http://www.finnair.com/ @Finnair +358 9 818 0800
Fly Erbil
Fly Erbil

Fly Erbil

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly.


http://www.flyebl.com/ @flyebl +964 750 243 7878 / +964 750 243 7979 info@flyebl.com
Fly Safair
Fly Safair

Fly Safair

Under no circumstances are passengers allowed to use their own oxygen cylinders on board.

Sealed empty oxygen cylinders can be transported as checked-in luggage only and will be included within your luggage allowance. The regulator will need to be removed from the bottle and transported separately to the bottle.

FlySafair does provide oxygen but this is for emergencies only.

Passengers making use of oxygen generators/concentrators must obtain prior written approval from FlySafair. Arrangements should be concluded no later than 48 hours prior to departure. This approval letter along with the FlySafair Special needs form should accompany the passenger on arrival at the FlySafair check-in counters.

FlySafair are unable to accommodate any devices requiring external electrical power on board the aircraft.

Passengers may use their own aviation approved oxygen generators/concentrators (not cylinders).

Approved portable oxygen concentrators allowed:

  • Respironics EverGo

  • Invacare XPO2

  • AirSep Lifestyle

  • SeQual Eclipse

  • Delphi RS-00400

  • Inogen One

  • AirSep Freestyle


https://www.flysafair.co.za/ @FlySafair 087 357 0030 help@flysafair.co.za
Fly2Sky
Fly2Sky

Fly2Sky

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly. 

 


https://www.fly2sky.aero/
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