DUBAI, UAE, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
World renowned for its multiculturalism and metropolitan economy, Singapore is fast becoming a key player in the global economy as a fore runner of industry.
A global hotspot for medical tourism, Singapore sees an influx of almost 200,000 travellers a year that come to this modern metropolis for medical attention.
Having invested millions in developing the island as a prime destination for medical tourism, Singapore's governmental authorities are happy to promote this world renowned harbour a popular spot for medical aid.
"The economic development board and the Singapore tourism board have come together in the quest to make Singapore a leading country for treating illness," said Richard Dunnink of the Commercial sales division of Air Charter International.
"Having invested millions in this enterprise, Singapore will be a very interesting destination to watch in terms of aviation needs for medical evacuations."
He went on to say that the doctors and healthcare providers in the region are internationally qualified and have served in countries all over the world. "Since many of the healthcare professionals that come to reside in Singapore are so well qualified, there seems to be a rising trend in the quality of healthcare in the region."
Mr. Dunnink states that this will mean an increased influx of travellers to Singapore in search of medical attention. That in turn will increase the need for medevac services in the area.
Besides medical tourism, Singapore is also thriving as a support industry for oil and gas in the REGION OF South East Asia. "Since 60% of the world's oil reserve comes from the sea, Singapore is in a strategic position as a large harbour to support the oil and gas industry."
All these developments make Singapore an ideal location for Aviation. With the growing need for Medevac facilities and aircraft charter for oil and gas, Air Charter International has marked Singapore as a place to watch as a place for Aviation.
Notes to Editor:
Air Charter International (ACI) a leading aircraft charter and leasing company based in Dubai, UAE, has been in operation since 1994 and covers 4-A region, namely: Arabia, Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific and services long and short term aircraft requirements. ACI has also made a strategic move into Aircraft Management through its 100% owned subsidiary: Jet Ops which operates and manages three Cessna 208A Amphibian seaplanes for a commercial tourism operation named Seawings. Seawings provides seaplane operations within the United Arab Emirates and is the only seaplane sightseeing service in the region, considered a must-do for visitors to Dubai. The resource pool of ACI includes professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds & nationalities with a strong focus on aviation related industry and experience.
Contact: Dilukshi Thomas
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd
SOURCE Air Charter International