GEORGE TOWN: Patients and medical tourists from Indonesia currently have greater access to medical treatments and health services in Malaysia as AirAsia seeks to play a bigger and more active role in the sector by providing medical charter flight services.
In a statement, Airasia.com CEO Karen Chan (pic) said the company is working closely with medical institutions and government authorities to ensure inbound patients have a seamless travelling experience from Indonesia to Malaysia.
“Amid travel restrictions in these challenging times, AirAsia is committed towards connecting people to their critical needs.
“These are stressful times for families with members suffering from chronic illnesses that require specialised medical treatments, ” she said.
AirAsia welcomed its first international medical charter flight from Medan into Penang International Airport yesterday.
“We will continue to work with strategic partners like Island Hospital in Penang, and with the full support of Malaysia Healthcare Travel, ” she said.
She said AirAsia Health will be launching an end-to-end online health and wellness platform on AirAsia.com in the very near future.
“Indonesia as a country accounts for the highest number of inbound healthcare tourists arriving into Malaysia.
The medical charter service will expand to other cities in Indonesia. The next flight will be from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur on Aug 24 this year.
Interested parties who would like to request for medical charter flights or be part of AirAsia’s Health platform can reach out for enquiries at email@example.com. — Bernama
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