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Special Needs

Safi Airways caters to all special needs requests.

In order to ensure that any special needs are attended to, please notify Safi Airways staff at the time of your booking or prior to travel.

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Key Principles to Consider When Assessing A Passenger's Fitness to Fly

  • Reduced atmospheric pressure: cabin air pressure changes greatly after take-off and before landing and gas expansion and contraction can cause pressure effects.

  • Reduced partial pressure of oxygen: the cabin air is pressurized to an altitude equivalent of 6000 to 8000 feet and the partial pressure of oxygen is approximately 20% less than on the ground. Guests with heart and lung conditions or anaemia may be at risk. They may require supplemental oxygen or may need to postpone their flight. Complex conditions may require a high altitude simulation test (HAAST).

  • The commercial aircraft cabin is not intended to replace that of a medical facility. Access to advanced medical care is not possible. If a passenger has a serious illness or is at risk for complications onboard, he or she must postpone their travel arrangements or travel by air ambulance.

 

Who needs Medical Clearance?

Medical clearance is required if the passenger:

  • Suffers from any condition which is believed to be actively contagious and communicable.
  • Is likely to be a hazard or a cause of discomfort to other guests, because of his/her physical or behavioural condition.
  • Is considered to be a potential hazard to the safety or punctuality of the flight, including the possibility of diversion.
  • Is incapable of caring for himself and requires special assistance.
  • Has a medical condition which may be adversely affected by the flight environment.
  • Is incapable of caring for himself and requires special assistance.
  • Has a medical condition which may be adversely affected by the flight environment.
  • Has recently had a major medical incident.
  • Suffers from an unstable physical or psychological condition.
  • Requires in-flight oxygen or is using his/her own portable oxygen concentrator (POC) or ventilator.

If a passenger does not fall into any of the above categories, but any doubt exists, prior medical clearance should be obtained.

 

 

Medical Certificate & MEDIF Form

  • MEDIF (Medical Information for Fitness to Travel or Special Assistance) forms must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to departure of the flight, along with the latest medical report from the treating physician in English, which should be issued not more than 10 days prior to the date of travel.

  • All fields in the MEDIF must be completed, signed and dated. Incomplete forms cannot be accepted for assessment.

  • The decision of whether or not a passenger is fit to travel, remains in the hands of Safi Airways.

  • The decision of whether or not a passenger is fit to travel, remains in the hands of Safi Airways.

  • A separate MEDIF may be required for the return journey.

  • Safi Airways must be notified immediately of any change in your condition prior to travel. In the event of sudden change in your condition during the journey, we shall ask you to obtain another MEDIF form in order to confirm that you are fit to continue travelling by air.

  • Passengers who require special assistance to be provided by Safi Airways for their travel such as seating or oxygen request etc. must fill up the below form:
    Download MEDA Form – For passengers requiring special assistance

  • Passengers who require to provide medical information to the airline for clearance from the airline must fill up the below form:
    Download MEDIF Form – For passengers requiring medical clearance


Note: Safi Airways does not accept stretcher passengers on board.