Regional airline Bluebird Aviation has announced the number of travellers seeking emergency medical attention rose significantly in the last quarter of 2020.
The airline said it recorded more emergency medical request in 2020, fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bluebird Aviation General Manager, Captain Hussein Mohammed, said while the number of patients seeking to be evacuated to qualified medical facilities took an upward trajectory, the airline did not record any COVID-19 patient during the period under review.
“So far, we haven’t carried a COVID-19 patient, but we have seen emergency medical requests soar in the last several months. That was an upshot compared to the previous years,” said Captain Mohammed.
Bluebird Aviation offers medical evacuation and lifting of medical supplies services through strategic partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society spanning over the last 20 years.
The airline has an aircraft configured for medical emergencies and access to full service doctors and nurses ready for emergency missions especially in remote parts of the country.