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.

Corendon Airlines
Corendon Airlines

Corendon Airlines

Prior to your flight fill out and submit the Application Form for Special Requests. There is a fee of €150 for doing this.

Corendon Airlines carries two extra oxygen containers on board each flight. To have your request for extra oxygen approved, you must submit a medical report stating the necessary quantity of oxygen needed per minute. The medical report should not be older than 30 days and should be signed and sealed by an independent physician.

You can carry and use your own portable oxygen concentrator during the flight. Please make sure that the device is sufficiently charged for the duration of the flight. To obtain approval, passengers should fill out and submit the Application Form for Special Requests prior to their flight.

Personal oxygen cylinders are prohibited. 

 


http://www.corendon-airlines.com/ @Corendon_Air +(90) 242 44 44 737 servicecenter@corendon-airlines.com
Corsair
Corsair

Corsair

Corsair is able to provide oxygen kits to passengers requiring additional oxygen. Passengers should request this service when booking but no later than 5 days prior to departure. There is a charge for this service. This service requires a medical authorization issued by a doctor approved by Corsair. You will need:
  • To complete and send Annex A of resolution IATA 700 to Corsair
  • To ask your GP to fill in Annex B of IATA Resolution 700 and forward it to one of Corsair's medical advisers.
Passengers are not able to take their own oxygen bottles on board Corsair. Empty oxygen bottles can be transported in the hold providing that they are empty with the tops removed. Passengers can take Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) on board Corsair aircraft. The following POC's are FAA approved: -Airsep, Freestyle - Airsep, Lifestyle - Delphi, RS-400 - De Vilbiss, IGo - Inogen, InogenOne (IO 100) - Inogen, InogenOne-G2 - International Biophysics, LifeChoice - Invacare, XPO2 - Invacare, Solo2 - Oxlife, Independence - Respironics, EverGo - Sequal, Eclipse Before flying, you must get a letter from your doctor which states the maximum level the oxygen flow can be adjusted to, that you or a person accompanying you is able to understand and use your equipment correctly and whether you require oxygen continuously before, during and after the flight. This should include whether oxygen is required during take off, landing and moving around the cabin. If you are using a POC you need to get medical and technical authorisation from Corsair. You should request this at the time of booking. You should complete and send to Corsair, annex A of resolution IATA 700, as well as the specific form "Using a Personal Portable Oxygen Concentrator". You should also ask your GP to fill in Annex B of IATA Resolution 700 and forward it to one of Corsair's medical advisers. You are not allowed to plug your POC into the aircraft's electrical supply and should ensure that you have battery power sufficient for 150% of the duration of the flight. Each battery must be stored separately. Corsair recommend that you bring a medical certificate, written in both English and French, stating that you require a POC on the plane. They provide oxygen for a fee of €383.00 or $613.00 CAD per oxygen kit. A written statement or medical certificate from passenger's licensed physician is required. Fitness to travel is required, and flow needed must be indicated. Fees for the oxygen kit can be partially refunded at least 24 hours prior to departure.  

https://www.corsair.fr/ @CorsairFr 0033 1 70 39 22 10 https://moncompte.corsair.fr/Reclamation
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. Completion of MEDIF form is mandatory for those who require oxygen on board.
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

DAT LT allows passengers to bring their own in-flight oxygen according to physician's recommendations. It is necessary to submit a MEDIF form at least 48 hours before departure. Blood oxygen levels must be measured both with and without extra oxygen.

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

If you need oxygen during the flight, please note the following points:
  • Inform your booking agent or Edelweiss (medicalservices@flyedelweiss.com) that you require oxygen on board
  • Enter your medical details in the SAF/MEDIF form with your doctor
  • Have your doctor complete the questions concerning oxygen
  • Submit the two forms at least three days before departure to the SWISS Medical Service by email to medicalservices@swiss.com or by fax to +41 (0) 58 584 684
Cost for oxygen provided by Edelweiss Air:
  • Short/medium haul flights: 300 CHF
  • Long haul flights: 450 CHF
If you need oxygen during the flight and wish to bring your own device (portable oxygen concentrator = POC), note the following points:
  • Inform your booking agent or Edelweiss (medicalservices@flyedelweiss.com) that you require oxygen on board and that you wish to bring your own device
  • Please enter your medical details in the SAF/MEDIF form with your doctor
  • Read and complete the POC-Form
All forms can be found on the Edelweiss Air website: https://www.flyedelweiss.com/EN/prepare/flight-preparation/accessible-travel/Pages/oxygen-on-board.asp  

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

For passengers to bring oxygen cylinders on EuroAtlantic Airways, their family doctor must issue a declaration (MEDIF). Afterwards, that document must be sent to the company and follow through with the procedures. Please make sure to inform Euro Atlantic Airways of the reservation number of the passenger when sending the documents.

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
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