In-flight guest medical services launched for Etihad Airways passengers

Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Two specialised services for air travellers with pre-existing medical conditions has been launched by Etihad Airways


This will  ensure care and in-flight safety that will be carried out by members of the Etihad medical team (qualified in aviation and transport medicine).


The one-stop-shop services will be the first in the region that will be offered by an airline.


The services will allow the guests needing medical services before travel the opportunity to request an Etihad aviation doctor to visit them and conduct an evaluation. This will be in consultation with their attending physician.


The on-site Etihad doctors will be performing the assessments and the guests will get recommendation ob their ‘fit to fly’ status within a day.


There will also be an in-flight nurse who will be accompanying guests during their trip and offer medical support.


Dr. Nadia Bastaki, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Medical Services was  delighted to be the first airline in the region to provide these new medical services which will cater for guests who require medical assistance during their travel.

He mentioned that the services will help the guests to have  a hassle-free journey that will cut down on unnecessary anxiety while travelling.


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