The key focus in assessment of fitness to fly is the health and well-being of the mother and the baby. The aircraft environment is not generally considered harmful to a normal pregnancy. Delivery in flight, or diversion in flight to a location, which may not have high quality obstetric services, is undesirable. For this reason, we do not allow travel after 36 weeks for a single pregnancy and after 32 weeks for multiple (twins, triplets etc.) pregnancies. Please remember to include the return travel date within this time frame.
We require an expectant mother to obtain a ‘fit to fly’ certificatefrom their doctor or midwife after 28 weeks, confirming that their pregnancy is progressing normally, that there are no complications and the expected date of delivery.
New mothers should wait at least 48 hours after giving birth before flying again. If the birth required surgery or was a caesarean section then they should wait for at least ten days before taking a flight.