As Carpatair is an IATA member carrier, according to IATA regulations Carpatair and its passengers must comply with IATA resolution 700 which states that passengers with acute or chronic disease or passenger with underlying health problems that are looked after by a physician/doctor must receive medical clearance before traveling by air.
In order to offer the possibility to travel by air to any incapacitated person there is the need to standardize the conditions for travel of such persons so as to facilitate their acceptance, handling and carriage on any Carpatair flight providing confirmation of one of the following services:
- WCHR – Wheelchair Ramp – passenger can ascend/descend steps and make own way to/from cabin but requires wheelchair for distance to/from aircraft, across ramp.
- WCHS – Wheelchair Steps – passenger cannot ascend/descend steps, but is able to make own way to/ from cabin seat; requires wheelchair for distance to/from aircraft, across ramp
- WCHC – Wheelchair Cabin – passenger completely immobile; requires wheelchair to/from aircraft and must be carried up/down steps and to/from cabin seat.
The IATA resolution 700 is available for DOWNLOAD here.
- The carrier shall not be liable when the injury/damage to the passenger was caused by the passenger’s health condition.
- The carrier can deny boarding and transportation for passengers needing medical clearance on grounds related to their health in case the aviation physician consulted by the airline, after having analyzed the details indicated by the passenger physician/doctor in “The Information Sheet for Passengers Requiring Special Assistance – IATA 700”, considers that travel by air would put the passenger’s health in hazard.
- The carrier can deny boarding and transportation for passengers needing medical clearance if they fail to send “The Information Sheet for Passengers Requiring Special Assistance – IATA 700” with at least one day prior to departure date written on the ticket or if the seal or signature of the physician/doctor is missing.
Thank you for your understanding.