living with Pulmonary Hypertension

Airlines’ rules on oxygen use

Airline Can the airline provide oxygen? Can I use my own oxygen? Can I use my own portable oxygen concentrator?
Adria Airways €50 per sector No Yes*
Aegean Airlines No Yes No
Aeroflot No No No
Aer Arann £72 per sector No No
Aer Lingus £90 per sector No Yes*
Air Berlin Yes – no charge Yes Yes*
Air Canada CA$150 per sector No Yes*
Air Europa No Yes Yes*
Air France £180.50 per sector No Yes*
Air India Information not available**** Information not available**** Information not available****
Air Malta Yes – no charge No Yes
Air Moldova Yes – no charge No Information not available****
Air New Zealand Yes – depends on volume used No Yes**
Air Southwest No No Yes**
Alitalia Charge per segment                        + 2nd seat for O2 No No
American Airlines US$100 per sector No Yes*
Atlantic Airline Information not available**** No Yes*
Aurigny No Yes Information not available****
Austrian Airlines €150 per sector No No
BMI Yes – information on charge not available**** No Information not available****
British Airways Yes – no charge No Yes*
Brussels Airlines €175 per sector (4bottles + €125) No Yes*
Cathay Pacific Yes – no charge No Yes*
China Airlines Min US$800 each way Depends on carrier Depends on carrier
Cimber Sterling No Yes Yes*
CityJet Yes – no charge*** Yes*** Yes*
Continental Airlines No No Yes*
Cyprus Air €85 per sector No Yes*
Czech Airlines €50 per sector No Yes*
Delta Air Lines No No Yes*
Eastern Airways No Yes Yes*
Easyjet No Yes Yes*
El Al Airlines £75/US$150 per sector Information not available**** Yes*
Emirates Yes – no charge No Yes*
Etihad Airways Yes – information on charge not available**** No Yes*
Finnair Yes – Charge dependent on Sectors No Yes*
First Choice Yes – no charge Yes Yes*
Flybe No Yes Yes*
flyglobespan No Yes Yes*
Germanwings Yes – no charge No Yes*
Gulf Air Yes – no charge Yes Yes*
Iberia Yes – information on charge not available**** No Yes*
Icelandair Yes – £66 per sector No Yes*
Japan Airlines (JAL) JP¥10,000 / £66bottle Yes Yes*
Jet2 No Yes No
KLM £125 per sector No Yes*
Korean Air US$50 per bottle No Yes*
LOT Polish Airlines £136 per sector No No
Lufthansa €300 Inter-continental
€150 Continental
Yes Yes*
Malaysia Airlines £400 return No No
Monarch £100 each way Yes Yes*
Northwest Airlines No No Yes*
Qantas Yes – £ depends on flow rate No No
Qatar Airways Yes – no charge No No
Royal Brunei No Yes – Charge for second seat Information not available****
Royal Jordanian Yes – No charge No No
Ryanair £100 per booking No Yes*
Scandinavian Airlines – SAS Yes – €335 Intercontinental €150 other flights Yes Yes*
Singapore Airlines Price depends on journey/proportion of extra seat No Yes*
South African Airways – SAA US$150 per leg – 2L/4L charged at the same rate No Yes*
Swiss International Air Lines Yes – CHF300 or £183 per sector No Yes*
TAP €170 each way in Europe
€300 International
No Yes*
Thai Airways Information not available**** Information not available**** Information not available****
Thomas Cook Airlines £100 each way on flights <5hrs No Yes*
Thomson Airways Yes – no charge Yes Yes*
TUIfly Yes – no charge Yes Yes*
United Airlines US$125 per sector No Yes*
US Airways No No Yes*
Virgin Atlantic Yes – no charge No Yes*
Wideroe No Yes Yes*
Wizz Air No No No

*airline has a list of approved models
**POC can be used subject to meeting size restrictions and must be switched off on takeoff and landing
***on some aircraft – check at reservation
****information couldn’t be sourced at time of call(s) to airlines.  Awaiting written confirmation of policy details from airline.

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Last medically reviewed: May, 2016 • Due for review: May, 2019