AirAsia Indonesia and Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer medical tourism services to Indonesian travelers. The MoU was exchanged in Kuala Lumpur between MHTC CEO Sherene Azli and AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan recently.
Benefits of medical tourism services
Both parties to this agreement will jointly promote Penang as Malaysia’s top healthcare tourism destination, with AirAsia as the preferred airline.
MHTC will offer services to arrange medical tourism trips for AirAsia from Indonesia to Penang for medical treatment, including
- doctor and hospital appointments
- airport pick-up services
AirAsia will provide flight discounts to MHTC customers and passengers with prearranged appointments made through MHTC will also enjoy additional benefits at participating hospitals.
- up to 20% discount on their medical check-up and non-medical bills
- discounts at selected F&B outlets on presentation of boarding pass.
….. We are thrilled to be working together with MHTC to promote Penang, which is one of the best healthcare tourism destinations in the region. Penang is the destination of choice for Indonesians seeking top quality medical care, and we hope to see the market grow even more through this cooperation. AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan
AirAsia Indonesia (carrier code QZ) currently serves Penang with
- two daily flights from Jakarta since March 2008
- three daily flights from Medan since March 2006
- three flights weekly from Surabaya from November 2010
Penang receives around 60% of Malaysia’s healthcare travellers and in 2017 alone, the state’s healthcare travel industry generated half a billion ringgit in revenue. MHTC CEO Sherene Azli
Penang is known for treatment in a variety of medical fields including
- in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)