AviationTravellers with pre-existing medical conditions can now have peace of mind when they travel.

Are you fit to fly? Seek clearance with Etihad’s first-in-region in-flight medical services

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Fit to fly: Etihad Airways’ new in-flight medical services help reduce travelling anxiety for passengers with medical conditions.
Fit to fly: Etihad Airways’ new in-flight medical services help reduce travelling anxiety for passengers with medical conditions. Photo Credit: YurolaitsAlbert/Getty Images

First in the region to be offered by an airline, this one-stop-shop service will be carried out by members of the Etihad medical team, all of whom are qualified in aviation and transport medicine, said the airline in a release. 

Etihad Airways has launched two specialised services for air travellers with pre-existing medical conditions, ensuring continuity of care and in-flight safety.

First in the region to be offered by an airline, this one-stop-shop service will be carried out by members of the Etihad medical team, all of whom are qualified in aviation and transport medicine, said the airline in a release. 

The first service allows guests, who require medical clearance prior to travel, to request an Etihad aviation doctor to visit them and conduct an evaluation in consultation with their attending physician.

All medical forms and assessments will be completed by the Etihad doctor on-site, leading to a recommendation about their “fit to fly” status within one day.

The second service is the introduction of an in-flight nurse who can accompany guests during their trip and provide medical support.

Said Dr. Nadia Bastaki, Etihad Airways’ vice president medical services, “Both services will help ensure our guests have a smooth and hassle-free journey, greatly removing unnecessary anxiety they sometimes feel when travelling.”

Travellers interested in availing these services can visit: etihad.com/meda.

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