Patient Transport Compartment PTC by Lufthansa


Patient Transport Compartment PTC by Lufthansa

Lufthansa Patient Transport Compartment - PTC

Lufthansa Patient Transportation Compartment (PTC) combines the advantage of a Commercial flight with the facility in an Air Ambulance dedicated flight with its state-of-the-art technology – all at an altitude of Thirty thousand feet.

The reasons are many to choose a Patient Transport Compartment - PTC

Space - To enable the transportation of critical patients with all Advance life support equipment.

HI Flying support in medical clearance, booking and ticketing of patient relatives.

Up to Forty percent time-saving by using the PTC on scheduled flights

Pretravel assessment of the patient

The patient's fitness for transport is checked before the full PTC costs are incurred

50% lower cost compared to a normal air ambulance.

In the Lufthansa PTC, the doctor has access to state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies – for the best treatment for any clinical status.

The spacious dimensions of the PTC provide plenty of room for a patient bed, two seats for the doctor and a Lufthansa "PTC escort", intensive-care medical equipment, all necessary supplies and medicines. 

It is an ICU on a wing.

Thus there is enough space to give patients the best possible care, which can be done comfortably even while standing and can include complicated medical treatment. And the bigger the transport unit is, the more pleasant and comfortable the care is – both for the patients and for the medical personnel.

Advanced Life support Medical equipment with State-of-the-art medical stretcher and supplies are available to the doctor, such as:

  • Propaq CS
  • Abbott i-STAT1
  • 13,000 litres of oxygen
  • Accu-Chek Compact
  • Zoll M-Series
  • MCM OT Fresenius
  • ACCUVAC Rescue
  • Breas ventilator LTV 1,000 and LTM monitor
  • Injectomat 2000
  • Vacuum mattress


As many relatives can travel on the Lufthansa flight - a family of 4 to 6 to even 10 relatives has traveled with us which is an added reassurance to the patient.

Fly to Most  destinations in World

In an emergency, every minute counts in patient transportation. That is why Lufthansa, as the only airline to do so, offers the PTC solely on scheduled flights which make no stopovers, such as for refueling or for other purposed compared to an Air Ambulance flights which have shorter range and needs to halt multiple times before reaching the final destination.


Time comparison between PTC and air ambulance

Compared with air ambulances, the flight with the Lufthansa PTC is up to 50 percent shorter – which makes things much easier for the intensive care patient and the medical personnel. The following table shows a typical example.


The PTC timeline

The PTC is deployed to and from Frankfurt across the entire Lufthansa intercontinental network and is therefore always just where it’s needed. The entire process of transporting the patient home is completed within just three days: which includes medical clearances, the medical team at origin and flight of the patient to his/her destination home Airport.


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PTC Routing

We have flown PTC patients from Frankfurt to various cities in the United States, locations to Europe, the Middle East and major cities in Asia.

Sectors available to fly PTC are as follows -


Aalborg    Denmark    Aalborg Airport   

Aberdeen    United Kingdom (Scotland)    Aberdeen Airport    

Abidjan    Côte d'Ivoire    Port Bouet Airport    

Abu Dhabi    United Arab Emirates    Abu Dhabi International Airport  

Abuja    Nigeria    Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport    

Accra    Ghana    Kotoka International Airport  

Addis Ababa    Ethiopia    Addis Ababa Bole International Airport    

Agadir    Morocco    Agadir–Al Massira Airport    

Aleppo    Syria    Aleppo International Airport    

Algiers    Algeria    Houari Boumediene Airport    

Alicante    Spain (Valencian Community)    Alicante-Elche Airport    

Almaty    Kazakhstan    Almaty International Airport    

Amman    Jordan    Queen Alia International Airport    

Amsterdam    Netherlands    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol    

Ancona    Italy (Marche)    Ancona Airport    

Ankara    Turkey (Ankara Province)    Esenboğa International Airport    

Antalya    Turkey (Antalya Province)    Antalya Airport    

Antigua    Antigua and Barbuda    V.C. Bird International Airport    

Ashgabat    Turkmenistan    Ashgabat Airport    

Asmara    Eritrea    Asmara International Airport    

Astana    Kazakhstan    Astana International Airport    

Asuncion    Paraguay    Silvio Pettirossi International Airport    

Athens    Greece    Athens International Airport    

Atlanta    United States (Georgia)    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport    

Auckland    New Zealand    Auckland Airport    


Begins 3 May 2019    United States (Texas)    Austin–Bergstrom International Airport    [7][8]

Baghdad    Iraq    Baghdad International Airport    

Baku    Azerbaijan    Heydar Aliyev International Airport    

Bangalore    India (Karnataka)    Kempegowda International Airport    

Bangkok    Thailand    Suvarnabhumi Airport    

Barcelona    Spain (Catalonia)    Barcelona–El Prat Airport    

Bari    Italy (Apulia)    Bari Airport    



Freiburg    Switzerland


Germany    EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg    

Bastia    France    Bastia – Poretta Airport    

Beijing    China    Beijing Capital International Airport    

Beirut    Lebanon    Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport    

Belgrade    Serbia    Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport    

Bergamo    Italy (Lombardy)    Orio al Serio International Airport    

Bergen    Norway    Bergen Airport    

Berlin    Germany (Berlin)    Berlin Tegel Airport    

Bilbao    Spain (Basque Country)    Bilbao Airport    

Billund    Denmark    Billund Airport    

Birmingham    United Kingdom (England)    Birmingham Airport    

Bodrum/Milas    Turkey (Muğla Province)    Milas–Bodrum Airport    

Bogota    Colombia    El Dorado International Airport    

Bologna    Italy (Emilia-Romagna)    Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport    

Bordeaux    France    Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport    

Boston    United States (Massachusetts)    Logan International Airport    

Bratislava    Slovakia    Bratislava Airport    

Bremen    Germany (Bremen)    Bremen Airport    

Bristol    United Kingdom (England)    Bristol Airport    

Brno    Czech Republic    Brno-Tuřany Airport    

Brussels    Belgium    Brussels Airport    

Bucharest    Romania    Henri Coandă International Airport    

Budapest    Hungary    Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport    

Buenos Aires    Argentina    Ministro Pistarini International Airport    

Bursa    Turkey (Bursa Province)    Yenişehir Airport    

Busan    South Korea    Gimhae International Airport    

Cagliari    Italy (Sardinia)    Cagliari Elmas Airport    

Cairo    Egypt    Cairo International Airport    

Calgary    Canada (Alberta)    Calgary International Airport   

Campinas    Brazil (São Paulo)    Viracopos-Campinas International Airport    

Cancún    Mexico (Quintana Roo)    Cancún International Airport    

Cape Town    South Africa    Cape Town International Airport    

Caracas    Venezuela    Simón Bolívar International Airport  

Cardiff    United Kingdom (Wales)    Cardiff Airport    

Casablanca    Morocco    Mohammed V International Airport    

Catania    Italy (Sicily)    Catania-Fontanarossa Airport    

Charlotte    United States (North Carolina)    Charlotte Douglas International Airport    

Chennai    India (Tamil Nadu)    Chennai International Airport    

Chicago    United States (Illinois)    Chicago O'Hare International Airport    

Chişinău    Republic of Moldova    Chişinău International Airport    

Cluj-Napoca    Romania    Cluj International Airport    

Cologne/Bonn    Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)    Cologne Bonn Airport    

Colombo    Sri Lanka    Bandaranaike International Airport    

Constantine    Algeria    Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport    

Copenhagen    Denmark    Copenhagen Airport    

Dakar    Senegal    Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport    

Dallas/Fort Worth    United States (Texas)    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport    

Damascus    Syria    Damascus International Airport    

Dammam    Saudi Arabia    King Fahd International Airport    

Dar es Salaam    Tanzania    Julius Nyerere International Airport    

Delhi    India    Indira Gandhi International Airport    

Denpasar    Indonesia    Ngurah Rai International Airport    

Denver    United States (Colorado)    Denver International Airport    

Detroit    United States (Michigan)    Detroit Metropolitan Airport    

Doha    Qatar    Hamad International Airport    

Donetsk    Ukraine    Donetsk International Airport    

Dortmund    Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)    Dortmund Airport    

Douala    Cameroon    Douala International Airport    

Dresden    Germany (Saxony)    Dresden Airport    

Dubai    United Arab Emirates    Dubai International Airport    

Dublin    Ireland    Dublin Airport    

Dubrovnik    Croatia    Dubrovnik Airport    

Düsseldorf    Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)    Düsseldorf Airport    

Edinburgh    United Kingdom (Scotland)    Edinburgh Airport    

Eilat    Israel    Ovda Airport   

Elba    Italy (Tuscany)    Marina di Campo Airport    

Erbil    Iraq    Erbil International Airport   

Faro    Portugal    Faro Airport    

Florence    Italy (Tuscany)    Florence Airport    

Frankfurt    Germany (Hesse)    Frankfurt am Main International Airport    

Friedrichshafen    Germany (Baden-Württemberg)    Friedrichshafen Airport    

Gdańsk    Poland    Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport    

Geneva    Switzerland    Geneva Airport    

Genoa    Italy (Liguria)    Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport    

Glasgow    United Kingdom (Scotland)    Glasgow Airport    

Gothenburg    Sweden    Göteborg Landvetter Airport    

Graz    Austria    Graz Airport    

Guangzhou    China (Guangdong)    Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport    

Guayaquil    Ecuador    José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport    

Hamburg    Germany (Hamburg)    Hamburg Airport    

Hanoi    Vietnam    Noi Bai International Airport    

Hanover    Germany (Lower Saxony)    Hanover Airport    

Harare    Zimbabwe    Harare International Airport    

Helsinki    Finland    Helsinki Airport    

Heraklion    Greece    Heraklion International Airport    

Ho Chi Minh City    Vietnam    Tan Son Nhat International Airport   

Hong Kong    Hong Kong    Hong Kong International Airport    

Hong Kong    Hong Kong    Kai Tak International Airport   

Houston    United States (Texas)    George Bush Intercontinental Airport    

Hyderabad    India (Telangana)    Rajiv Gandhi International Airport    

Ibiza    Spain (Balearic Islands)    Ibiza Airport    

Innsbruck    Austria    Innsbruck Airport    

Inverness    United Kingdom (Scotland)    Inverness Airport    

Istanbul    Turkey (Istanbul Province)    Istanbul Atatürk Airport    

Izmir    Turkey (İzmir Province)    Adnan Menderes Airport    

Jakarta    Indonesia    Soekarno–Hatta International Airport   

Jeddah    Saudi Arabia    King Abdulaziz International Airport    

Jersey    United Kingdom    Jersey Airport    

Johannesburg    South Africa    O. R. Tambo International Airport    

Kampala    Uganda    Entebbe International Airport    

Karachi    Pakistan    Jinnah International Airport    

Kathmandu    Nepal    Tribhuvan International Airport    

Katowice    Poland    Katowice International Airport    

Kazan    Russia (Tatarstan)    Kazan International Airport    

Khartoum    Sudan    Khartoum International Airport  

Kiev    Ukraine    Boryspil International Airport    

Kingston    Jamaica    Norman Manley International Airport    

Kinshasa    Democratic Republic of Congo    N'djili Airport    

Kittilä    Finland    Kittilä Airport    

Klagenfurt    Austria    Klagenfurt Airport    

Knock    Ireland    Ireland West Airport    

Kolkata    India (West Bengal)    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport    

Kraków    Poland    Kraków John Paul II International Airport    

Kuala Lumpur    Malaysia    Kuala Lumpur International Airport   

Kuwait City    Kuwait    Kuwait International Airport    

La Paz    Bolivia    El Alto International Airport    

Lagos    Nigeria    Murtala Muhammed International Airport    

Lahore    Pakistan    Allama Iqbal International Airport    

Lamezia Terme    Italy (Calabria)    Lamezia Terme International Airport    

Larnaca    Cyprus    Larnaca International Airport    

Las Palmas    Spain (Canary Islands)    Gran Canaria Airport    

Leipzig/Halle    Germany (Saxony)    Leipzig/Halle Airport    

Libreville    Gabon    Libreville International Airport    

Lille    France    Lille Airport    

Lima    Peru    Jorge Chávez International Airport    

Lisbon    Portugal    Lisbon Portela International Airport    

London    United Kingdom (England)    London City Airport    

London    United Kingdom (England)    London Gatwick International Airport    [29]

London    United Kingdom (England)    London Heathrow International Airport    

London    United Kingdom (England)    London Stansted Airport    

Los Angeles    United States (California)    Los Angeles International Airport    

Luanda    Angola    Quatro de Fevereiro Airport    

Lublin    Poland    Lublin Airport    

Luqa    Malta    Malta International Airport    

Luxembourg City    Luxembourg    Luxembourg Findel Airport    

Lviv    Ukraine    Lviv International Airport    

Lyon    France    Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport    

Madrid    Spain (Community of Madrid)    Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport    

Malabo    Equatorial Guinea    Malabo International Airport    

Malé    Maldives    Velana International Airport    

Manama    Bahrain    Bahrain International Airport    

Manchester    United Kingdom (England)    Manchester Airport    

Manila    Philippines    Ninoy Aquino International Airport    

Marrakech    Morocco    Marrakesh Menara Airport    

Marseilles    France    Marseille Provence Airport    

Mashhad    Iran    Mashhad International Airport    

Melbourne    Australia    Melbourne Airport    

Mexico City    Mexico    Mexico City International Airport    

Miami    United States (Florida)    Miami International Airport    

Milan    Italy (Lombardy)    Linate Airport    

Milan    Italy (Lombardy)    Milan–Malpensa Airport    

Minsk    Belarus    Minsk National Airport    

Monterrey    Mexico (Nuevo León)    General Mariano Escobedo International Airport    

Montevideo    Uruguay    Carrasco International Airport    

Montpellier    France    Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport    

Montreal    Canada (Quebec)    Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport    

Moscow    Russia    Domodedovo International Airport    

Moscow    Russia    Sheremetyevo International Airport    

Moscow    Russia    Vnukovo International Airport    

Mumbai    India (Maharashtra)    Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport    

Munich    Germany (Bavaria)    Munich Airport    

Muscat    Oman    Muscat International Airport  

Málaga    Spain (Andalusia)    Málaga Airport    

Mérida    Mexico (Yucatán)    Mérida International Airport    

Münster    Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)    Münster Osnabrück International Airport    

Nagoya    Japan (Aichi Prefecture)    Chubu Centrair International Airport    

Nairobi    Kenya    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport   

Nanjing    China (Jiangsu)    Nanjing Lukou International Airport    

Nantes    France    Nantes Atlantique Airport    

Naples    Italy (Campania)    Naples International Airport    

Nassau    Bahamas    Lynden Pindling International Airport    

New York City    United States (New York)    John F. Kennedy International Airport    

Newark    United States (New Jersey)    Newark Liberty International Airport    

Newcastle upon Tyne    United Kingdom (England)    Newcastle Airport    

Newquay    United Kingdom (England)    Newquay Cornwall Airport    

Nice    France    Nice Côte d'Azur Airport    

Nizhny Novgorod    Russia    Nizhny Novgorod International Airport    

Novosibirsk    Russia    Tolmachevo Airport    

Nuremberg    Germany (Bavaria)    Nuremberg Airport    

Odessa    Ukraine    Odessa International Airport    

Olbia    Italy (Sardinia)    Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport    

Orlando    United States (Florida)    Orlando International Airport    

Osaka    Japan (Osaka Prefecture)    Kansai International Airport    

Oslo    Norway    Oslo Gardermoen Airport    

Paderborn    Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)    Paderborn Lippstadt Airport    

Palermo    Italy (Sicily)    Falcone Borsellino Airport    

Palma de Mallorca    Spain (Canary Islands)    Palma de Mallorca Airport    

Panama City    Panama    Tocumen International Airport   

Paris    France    Charles de Gaulle Airport    

Paris    France    Orly Airport    

Perm    Russia    Perm International Airport   

Perugia    Italy (Umbria)    Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport   

Philadelphia    United States (Pennsylvania)    Philadelphia International Airport    

Philipsburg    Sint Maarten    Princess Juliana International Airport   

Phoenix    United States (Arizona)    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport    

Pisa    Italy (Tuscany)    Pisa International Airport    

Pointe-Noire    Congo    Agostinho-Neto International Airport    

Port Harcourt    Nigeria    Port Harcourt International Airport    

Port Louis    Mauritius    Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport    

Portland, OR    United States (Oregon)    Portland International Airport    

Porto    Portugal    Porto Airport    

Poznań    Poland    Poznań–Ławica Airport    

Prague    Czech Republic    Václav Havel Airport Prague    

Pune    India (Maharashtra)    Pune Airport    

Qingdao    China (Shandong)    Qingdao Liuting International Airport   

Quito    Ecuador    Mariscal Sucre International Airport    

Recife    Brazil (Pernambuco)    Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport    

Reykjavík    Iceland    Keflavík International Airport    

Riga    Latvia    Riga International Airport    

Rijeka    Croatia    Rijeka Airport    

Rio de Janeiro    Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)    Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport    

Riyadh    Saudi Arabia    King Khalid International Airport    

Rome    Italy (Lazio)    Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport    

Rostock    Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)    Rostock-Laage Airport    

Rostov-on-Don    Russia (Rostov Oblast)    Rostov-on-Don Airport   

Rotterdam/The Hague    Netherlands    Rotterdam The Hague Airport   

Rzeszów    Poland    Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport    

Saint Petersburg    Russia    Pulkovo Airport    

Saint-Tropez    France    La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport    

Sal    Cape Verde    Amílcar Cabral International Airport    

Samara    Russia    Kurumoch International Airport    

San Diego    United States (California)    San Diego International Airport    [44]

San Francisco    United States (California)    San Francisco International Airport    

San Jose    United States (California)    San Jose International Airport   

San José    Costa Rica    Juan Santamaría International Airport 

San Juan    Puerto Rico    Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport   

Sana'a    Yemen    Sana'a International Airport    

Santiago    Chile    Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport    

Santo Domingo    Dominican Republic    Las Américas International Airport    [49]

Sarajevo    Bosnia and Herzegovina    Sarajevo International Airport    

Seattle    United States (Washington)    Seattle–Tacoma International Airport    

Seoul    South Korea    Incheon International Airport    

Shanghai    China    Shanghai Pudong International Airport    

Shannon    Ireland    Shannon Airport   

Shenyang    China (Liaoning)    Shenyang Taoxian International Airport    

Sibiu    Romania    Sibiu International Airport    

Singapore    Singapore    Singapore Changi Airport    

Sochi    Russia (Krasnodar Krai)    Sochi International Airport    

Sofia    Bulgaria    Sofia Airport    

Split    Croatia    Split Airport    

Stavanger    Norway    Stavanger Airport    

Stockholm    Sweden    Stockholm Arlanda Airport    

Strasbourg    France    Strasbourg Airport    

Stuttgart    Germany (Baden-Württemberg)    Stuttgart Airport    

Sydney    Australia    Sydney Airport    

São Paulo    Brazil (São Paulo)    São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport    

Taipei    Taiwan    Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport    

Tallinn    Estonia    Tallinn Airport    

Tampa    United States (Florida)    Tampa International Airport  

Tangier    Morocco    Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport    

Tashkent    Uzbekistan    Tashkent International Airport    

Tbilisi    Georgia    Tbilisi International Airport    

Tehran    Iran    Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport    

Tel Aviv    Israel    Ben Gurion Airport    

Thessaloniki    Greece    Thessaloniki International Airport    

Timisoara    Romania    Traian Vuia International Airport    

Tirana    Albania    Tirana International Airport    

Tokyo    Japan    Haneda International Airport  

Tokyo    Japan (Chiba Prefecture)    Narita International Airport    

Toronto    Canada (Ontario)    Toronto Pearson International Airport    

Toulouse    France    Toulouse–Blagnac Airport    

Trieste    Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)    Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport    

Tripoli    Libya    Tripoli International Airport    

Tromsø    Norway    Tromsø Airport    

Trondheim    Norway    Trondheim Airport    

Tunis    Tunisia    Tunis–Carthage International Airport    

Turin    Italy (Piedmont)    Turin Airport    

Turku    Finland    Turku Airport    

Ufa    Russia (Bashkortostan)    Ufa International Airport    

Valencia    Spain (Valencian Community)    Valencia Airport    

Vancouver    Canada (British Columbia)    Vancouver International Airport    

Venice    Italy (Veneto)    Venice Marco Polo Airport    

Verona    Italy (Veneto)    Verona Airport    

Vienna    Austria    Vienna International Airport    

Vilnius    Lithuania    Vilnius International Airport    

Warsaw    Poland    Warsaw Chopin Airport    

Washington, D.C.    United States (Virginia)    Washington Dulles International Airport    

Westerland    Germany (Schleswig-Holstein)    Sylt Airport    

Windhoek    Namibia    Hosea Kutako International Airport    

Wroclaw    Poland    Copernicus Airport Wrocław    

Yekaterinburg    Russia (Sverdlovsk Oblast)    Koltsovo International Airport    

Yerevan    Armenia    Zvartnots International Airport    

Zadar    Croatia    Zadar Airport    

Zagreb    Croatia    Zagreb Airport    

Zürich    Switzerland    Zürich Airport    

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