Transporting oxygen on board
Supplementary oxygen for therapeutic reasons is not provided on UIA flights.
Your own oxygen apparatus (balloon, portable oxygen concentrator, ventilators,
respirators, and other apparatus containing oxygen or air) for therapeutic reasons in-flight use according to the recommendations stated in MEDIF or FREMEC form, may be accepted for flight provided prior agreement with UIA.
The booking request for oxygen transportation on UIA flights must reach the reservations department no later than 48 hours before scheduled departure.
The following documents shall be provided:
- The medical need for using in-flight oxygen signed by attending physician (MEDIF of FREMEC form). See here the format of health certificate for passengers travelling to/from USA (in accordance to US DOT CFR 14 Part 382).
- Information concerning the type, weight and dimensions of oxygen apparatus.
- Safety data sheet or other relevant document for passenger's oxygen apparatus.
You can request this service using the following online form
Portable Oxygen Concentrator must be certificated for air carriage.
Click here for information about portable oxygen concentrators approved for carriage on board of UIA aircraft on flights to/from USA.
Batteries for portable oxygen concentrators should suffice for the duration of the flight, overlay and unforeseen delays.
Batteries containing Lithium can be divided in two types based on the content of Lithium:
- Batteries containing up to 8g Lithium: these can be carried unlimited.
- Batteries containing more than 8g but not more than 25g: 2 pieces are allowed if they are individually protected to prevent short circuit.
Only one private oxygen or air, gaseous, small cylinder required for medical use (for passenger indicated in MEDIF) not exceeding 5 kg gross weight, is permitted for one person to transport on board an aircraft as checked baggage or carry-on baggage provided prior confirmation has been received from UIA.
Cylinders, valves and regulators, where fitted, must be protected from damage that could cause inadvertent release of the contents.
Liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for transport.
Oxygen bottles can be used during the flight under our cabin crew supervision and cannot be used during take-off and landing.