Royal Med reports 32% increase in flights

Royal Med, the air ambulance wing of Abu Dhabi’s Royal Jet, flew 37 medevac flights between January and April 2004.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  June 6, 2004

Royal Med, the air ambulance wing of Abu Dhabi’s Royal Jet, flew 37 medevac flights between January and April 2004, up from 28 flights in the four months before. The service now accounts for 45% of Royal Jet’s total number of flights. Launched in May 2003, Royal Med operates a dedicated Gulfstream G300 aircraft kitted out with state of the art medical equipment. The aircraft is able to adjust cabin pressure to meet patients’ needs and the plane is now making at least two flights per week. “Our service means that within three hours, patients can be travelling anywhere in the world to reach their desired medical specialist or to be close to their families, ensuring the finest medical attention every step of the way. We have a Gulfstream G300 exclusively reserved for Royal Med missions so that patients can travel in complete privacy together with their families. The aircraft is solely for the patient and their relatives providing ample space for relaxation. Due to the increasing market demand we plan to increase the fleet and staff,” explains Ammar Balkar, director of sales & marketing for Royal Med. "Royal Med is able to bring eight years of experience with Amiri Flight whilst making the service available to a wider audience than before. We are always on standby for medical emergencies and each patient is thoroughly assessed prior to accepting any mission to ensure that the journey can be as safe as possible,” adds Dr. Anders Nyqvist MD, Royal Med’s manager of medical evacuation services.

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