Etihad Airways and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi collaborate to offer integrated medical travel packages
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the pioneering multispecialty hospital, have signed an agreement – the first of its kind in the region between an airline and medical services provider that will see the two organisations collaborate to promote Abu Dhabi as a premier medical travel destination.
As part of the agreement, Etihad will offer specific medical travel packages to key markets around the world, delivering a single solution for booking flights, accommodation and medical treatments at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which covers more than 40 medical and surgical specialties.
Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “As an airline offering specialised services for travellers with pre-existing medical conditions, including the care of our inflight nurse, it is a natural progression for us to partner with such a prestigious medical provider to bring more choice to our guests looking for the perfect medical travel package.”
Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Etihad Airways, an organisation that mirrors our dedication to maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality at all times.Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s collaboration with Etihad Airways will make our care more accessible for patients and their families than ever before.”
With a fleet of more than 108 aircraft flying to destinations across the globe, Etihad Airways will bring Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s complex and critical care services to new markets, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a global hub for world-class medical tourism.
In 2018, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi treated 1,380 international patients from more than 93 countries. The hospital provides state-of-the art complex and critical care services, treating some of the region’s sickest patients. Since opening its doors in 2015, it has performed a number of UAE and regional firsts, including the UAE’s first heart, liver and lung transplants. In 2019, it broke ground on a state-of-the-art oncology center, bringing an integrated and transformative approach to diagnosing and treating cancer to the UAE.