AirAsia aims to play a larger role in medical tourism

By TIN Media | Airlines Published 3 years ago on 15 August 2020
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Indonesian patients and medical tourists now have greater access to Malaysian medical care and health facilities, with AirAsia aiming to play a larger and more involved role through the provision for charter services in the sector.

Karen Chan, CEO of AirAsia, said in a statement that Air Asia is working closely with health institutions and government agencies to ensure smooth travel experience for inbound patients from Indonesia to Malaysia.

“We will continue to work with strategic partners like Island Hospital in Penang, and with the full support of Malaysia Healthcare Travel,” she said.

“Indonesia as a country accounts for the highest number of inbound healthcare tourists arriving into Malaysia. AirAsia Health will be launching an end-to-end online health and wellness platform on very shortly,” she added.

The charter service is being expanded to other Indonesian cities. The next flight will take place this year on August 24 from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur.


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