additional oxygen on board offers 2 options for additional oxygen on board:
  1. You may submit a request to the call centre to have oxygen provided on board
  2. You may take your own portable oxygen concentrate with you
You have to submit your request for additional oxygen no later than 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight at the call centre. The costs are:
  • On flights from/to the Netherlands: € 75.00 per bottle of approximately 400 litres.
  • On flights from/to France (flight number starting with TO) is this service not available.

we can only meet your request if:
  • You are able to operate the equipment yourself or if someone with whom you are travelling can assist you with the procedures required to administer oxygen on board. If, in the reasonable judgement of, you do not meet this requirement, you will not be permitted to board the aircraft.
  • You are in the possession of a medical certificate, which is signed by an independent doctor and which states in Dutch and English (for flights to/from the Netherlands) the number of litres of oxygen required per minute and whether the oxygen is needed on standby or continuously. A medical certificate may be issued no more than 7 days before the departure of your outbound flight.
  • You need less than 1500 litres of oxygen per flight. If you require more, we cannot provide you with transport because of the safety regulations.

If you contact our call center to report that you need extra oxygen on board, you can email your medical statement to us. Based on this statement, we calculate how much oxygen you need on board. If your request to use extra oxygen on board is approved, our call centre will contact you by phone. Only after this phone call, your request is approved.

in addition, the following applies:
  • That you will be refused on board unless you – in the reasonable judgement of – are travelling in the company of a suitable companion.
  • The use of your own oxygen cylinders on board is not allowed, but you may of course transport your own oxygen cylinders for use at the place of destination.
  • Requests for oxygen is only possible for flights that depart from or arrive at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.
  • Because of your request for oxygen during the flight, we would like to ask you to report for the flight well in advance, as you will be the first to board. accepts specific models of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC), which meet the following requirements for use on board the aircraft. Passengers who are dependent upon a POC, are allowed to take the equipment and the peripheral equipment along with them free of charge.

requirements for travelling with a POC:
  • You should inform the call centre about the transport of the POC and the model involved at least 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Only models of POCs that have been approved by may be used (see below).
  • Only a POC that has a dry battery will be accepted.
  • You are responsible for ensuring sufficiently charged batteries to be able to use the equipment during the flight. It is not possible to charge the batteries on board.
  • You are capable of operating the equipment and know how to respond to the information it provides; if not, then you should be accompanied by someone (of at least 16 years old) who is capable of performing these operations.
  • You have to report to the check-in counter; the POC and documentation should be handed in for inspection.
  • You should be able to provide an official medical statement by an independent physician or specialist in Dutch and/or English, (for flights to/from the Netherlands) comprising the following information:
  • That you are healthy enough to undertake the flight (Fit to Fly statement).
  • That the POC will offer you sufficient oxygen in a pressurised cabin.
  • The phases of the flight during which the use of the equipment is medically essential should be stated (choices include: taxiing along the runway, taking off, flying at cruising height and landing).

the models approved by
  • Activox life Choice
  • AirSep FreeStyle (Fed. Reg. Sep 12/06)
  • Airsep LifeStyle met een RTCA-sticker (SFAR No. 106, Aug 11/2005)
  • Airsep Focus
  • Delphi RS-00400
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • Inogen One (SFAR No. 106, Aug 11/2005)
  • Inogen One G2
  • Inogen G3
  • Invacare SOLO2
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice
  • Invacare XPO100
  • Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
  • Philips Simply Go
  • Respironics EverGo (Fed. Reg. Sep 12/06)
  • SeQual Technologies Eclipse (Fed. Reg. Sep 12/06)
  • Weinmann Ventilogic plus ventilator

is it possible to take along full oxygen cylinders to be used at my destination?
Taking oxygen cylinders along as hand baggage is permitted only on flights to/from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and to/from Rotterdam Airport. You can rent portable oxygen tanks from the company Medidis. Unfortunately, you cannot take your own tanks with you.

For more information and requests, please contact Medidis. They can be reached at telephone number: 0320-267660 and fax number: 032-0267666.