Kuala Lumpur, 3rd September 2018 – AirAsia Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) at Aloft KL Sentral between MHTC CEO Sherene Azli and AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Malaysian Deputy Minister of Finance Dato’ Ir Haji Amiruddin Hamzah, Malaysian Deputy Minister of Health Dr Lee Boon Chye, Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) President Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh and AirAsia Group Berhad Executive Chairman and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.
Both parties will jointly promote Penang as Malaysia’s top healthcare tourism destination, offering transport and medical services for those flying AirAsia from Indonesia to Penang for medical treatment. MHTC customers and AirAsia guests with appointments prearranged by MHTC will enjoy benefits and discounts at participating hospitals and selected F&B outlets by showing their boarding pass.
AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan expressed confidence in the partnership and market growth, stating that Penang was a preferred healthcare tourism destination for Indonesians. MHTC CEO Sherene Azli agreed, noting Penang’s developed medical fields and its potential to cater to Indonesian healthcare travellers.
AirAsia Indonesia serves Penang with twice daily flights from Jakarta, thrice daily flights from Medan and thrice weekly flights from Surabaya.