Traveling with Your Wheelchair
Wheelchairs are usually transported in the cargo area of the aircraft.
If you are using the airport’s service for the disabled, service staff will accompany you in your own wheelchair up to the aircraft door, if you wish. If you have a private escort, you and your escort may also make your way to the departure gate on your own.
To keep the process running smoothly, we recommend you drop off your own wheelchair at the oversize-luggage counter for loading before the security check. You may then use a wheelchair from the service team until boarding. Please communicate your preferred method when checking in.
Battery-operated wheelchairs must be, according to EU regulations, registered with the airline or travel agency at the time of flight booking, and at least 48 hours prior to departure. You must provide details about your wheelchair, such as size, weight, and type of battery (special security regulations apply for lithium or wet batteries). Otherwise, the transport of your wheelchair cannot be guaranteed, as weight capacities are limited, depending on the aircraft.
Prior to dropping off or loading an electric wheelchair, you are required to disconnect the battery, to secure it, or possibly remove it, according to regulations. Your wheelchair must fit through the cargo area door. If it does not, it might have to be collapsed or reconfigured.