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Air Ambulance Costs

UK to Portugal

If you need to organise medical transportation from Portugal to the UK, or anywhere else in the world, we’re here to help.

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Guide prices

  • Faro £16,000

Why are these only guide prices?

The exact amount you’ll pay for an air ambulance from Austria depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The type and size of aircraft used
  • The number of medics required
  • Your destination, and the distance flown
  • The airport landing fees
  • The distance that ground ambulances need to cover
  • The number of additional people accompanying the patient

You’ll find more details about how our fees are calculated in our guide to air ambulance costs. To find out exactly how much an air ambulance will cost for your requirements, please get in touch for a quote.

Where we fly from

IAS Medical’s air ambulance flights depart from Faro, Portugal. 

To arrange an air ambulance from Portugal or anywhere else in Europe, contact us to discuss your needs in more detail. 

What does it include?

Choose IAS Medical’s air ambulance service and let us take care of everything. We take the stress out of arranging medical repatriation abroad by offering a fully comprehensive, bed-to-bed service.

We offer the following as standard as part of our Portugal air ambulance services:

  • Collecting the patient from their hospital ward in Portugal
  • Getting the patient’s medical notes together, and translating them if needed
  • Arranging for the patient to be transferred by ground ambulance to our fully equipped medical aircraft
  • Providing highly trained medics to accompany the patient to their destination
  • Organising the patient’s admission to an NHS or private hospital in the destination country
  • Transporting the patient from the aircraft to the destination hospital by ground ambulance

For services that fall outside of the above, request a callback to discuss your requirements with the IAS Medical team. We will work with you to find the right solution for your needs.

Our air ambulance aircraft

The type of air ambulance we use as part of our repatriation services will depend on the patient’s requirements and the number of people travelling. Regardless, each of our aircrafts are staffed by fully trained medical staff who deliver outstanding care and comfort to patients.

Our Portugal air ambulances are usually one of the following aircrafts:

IAS Medical take pride in the high standards we set for patient care.

The air ambulance aircraft we use are fitted with complete medical stretcher systems that incorporate medical oxygen, suction and electrical power outlets for medical equipment.

Therefore, space on board the aircraft is limited and it is recommended that luggage is restricted to one piece of hand luggage per person weighing not more than 15 kgs.

A question that is often asked by family members is, “Can I fly on the Air Ambulance too?” The answer, under normal circumstances, is “Yes”!

All IAS Medical air ambulances have the capacity to comfortably carry one companion with the patient.

However, IAS Medical recommends that critical ill patients travel alone to avoid worry and distress for the companion.

The decision to carry a companion is one that rests with our Medical Director and depends on the medical condition of the patient.

When repatriating a patient with IAS Medical you will not have to board the aircraft via the main airport terminal and endure all that is associated with it.

IAS Medical will engage the services of an executive handling agent at the airport of departure and arrival. The handling agent is employed to ensure that the transfer between ground ambulance to air ambulance and vice versa is quick, seamless and as easy as possible.

When the ground ambulance conveying the patient arrives at the airport of departure, it will be met by the handling agent, and seamlessly escorted directly to the awaiting air ambulance where the medical team will ensure the patient is transferred safely and comfortably.

The same service is provided to you as a companion and any security requirements will be dealt with by the IAS Medical handling agent.

IAS Medical has a wide range of air ambulances and ground ambulances located throughout the UK and Internationally.

Our pilots and medics are on-call 24 hours a day and for urgent repatriation cases we can organise same day repatriation flights.

IAS Medical are able to respond extremely quickly to move NHS transplant teams and are on stand-by around the clock to deploy an aircraft in as little as 45 minutes.

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