If you need to arrange medical transport, the last thing you should be worrying about is money, so here at IAS Medical we offer all-inclusive prices to help you understand exactly what to expect. The cost of an air ambulance will depend on your individual circumstances, with prices depending on the following factors:
The patient’s location and the distance they need to travel
The type of aircraft needed
The number of medical staff required
The airport landing fees
The journey required by ground ambulance
The cost of medical crew
The overall cost of booking an air ambulance depends on various factors, including the number of medical staff required and the expertise needed to support the patient’s medical needs.
As an indication of how this affects the overall cost of an air ambulance, the cost of recruiting medical experts is as follows:
Flight Surgeons: £700 per day
Doctors: £700 per day
Nurses: £350 per day
Paramedics: £350 per day
The cost of our aircraft
Prices will depend on the type of aircraft you need to book, according to the clinical needs of the patient, the size of aircraft required and the equipment needed on board. Prices will also vary depending on how many people would like to accompany the patient on their journey, although this may not be possible depending on the patient’s medical condition.
For non-serious cases, there is often a choice of aircraft, in which case we will use the most cost-effective aircraft available.
The cost of airport landing fees
All airports charge landing and aircraft handling fees, which will impact on the overall cost of your medical transport. There may also be extension fees to keep the airport open, as well as aircraft de-icing fees.
We provide air ambulances from major airports right across the world, so we can get as close as possible to the patient’s hospital ward. We then use an RAF airport for flights into London, which helps to keep air ambulance costs as manageable as possible.