Although Hawkair does not provide oxygen on board, we may accept certain gaseous oxygen and portable oxygen concentrators (POC’s) on our aircraft.
Please provide 48 hours’ notice in advance of travel by contacting Hawkair’s reservations office at 1-800-487-1216.
Hawkair will permit a maximum of two guests per flight with a maximum of 2 oxygen cylinders each that will fit securely under a seat, and only:
- When necessary documentation has been completed and provided to the Customer Service Agent at check in. Gas Oxygen Form.
- When a Physicians note that is no older then one year prior to flight departure has been provided. The letter must state you are required to use meducal oxygen and have been trained on the proper procedures for oxygen use.
- In the cabin as a carry-on medical device. Oxygen may not be checked as luggage under any circumstances.
- If the cylinder(s) is free of cracks, defects, rust or other visible damage.
- Must have a permanent regulator attached as regulators cannot be changed during flight.
Oxygen cylinders may not exceed 43 cm (17 in) in length and 7.7 Kilograms (17 lbs.) in weight. We will accept ‘D‘, ‘M-6‘ or ‘ML6‘ size oxygen cylinders only. The flow rate must not exceed 4 L/min. Each tank must have its own regulator.
If you are travelling with a battery-operated regulator for your oxygen cylinder, please bring extra batteries with you to ensure that your regulator for the oxygen flow is operable.
Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC’s)
Hawkair will accept units that are affixed with a label indicating it is approved for use on an aircraft and only:
- Approved models have been verified
- The POC may only be used in battery operated mode, the passenger must have enough fully charged batteries for the duration of their flight as well a any unanticipated delays.
- When necessary documentation has been completed and provided to the Customer Service Agent at check in. Portable Oxygen Concentrator Form.
- When a physician’s note that is no older than one year prior to flight departure has been provided, that states and acknowledges you are required to use medical oxygen and have been trained on the operation and use of your oxygen.
If unable to operate your own oxygen, a personal attendant must travel for assistance with you and the appropriate paper work will be filled out upon checking in for your flight.