In a recent announcement, the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) crowned LifeFlight Australia as the Air Ambulance Company of the Year. The coveted award, presented annually, acknowledges the exceptional contributions of air ambulance companies in the past year, highlighting their commitment to leadership, innovation, and substantial investments in services.
Honoring Excellence in Barcelona: The Air Ambulance Awards Gala
The winners of the prestigious ITIJ Awards were unveiled in Barcelona on Thursday, November 9, during the conclusion of the annual ITIC Global conference. The black-tie gala event served as the backdrop for celebrating outstanding achievements in the air ambulance industry, with LifeFlight Australia standing out among the finalists.
Finalists Showcased Remarkable Contributions
This year’s shortlisted finalists included AirLink Ambulance, AirMed International, and the eventual winner, LifeFlight Australia. All three companies demonstrated remarkable work in the air ambulance sector, contributing significantly to the industry’s growth and advancement.
A Little About LifeFlight Australia
Based in Brisbane, Australia, LifeFlight Australia operates jet air ambulance and helicopter emergency medical services from strategically located bases across Queensland and beyond. The company’s fleet includes AW139, Bell 412, BK117 helicopters, and Challenger 604 jets, deployed as needed from air ambulance bases in Townsville, Brisbane, and Singapore.
LifeFlight Australia holds EURAMI accreditation, enabling the provision of specialized transfers for neonatal, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and other complex medical requirements. The company offers free trauma training workshops as part of its community safety education program.
Judges Applaud Investment and Compliance Focus
The panel of judges commended LifeFlight Australia for its outstanding achievements during the year. The company’s significant investment in a new engineering facility and focus on compliance, culminating in the attainment of ISO9001 accreditation, was mentioned.
A Word from ITIJ’s Editor-in-Chief
Ian Cameron, ITIJ Editor-in-Chief and ITIC Chairman, expressed his appreciation for the record number of submissions received this year. Speaking at the ceremony, he emphasized the industry’s resilience, innovation, and crucial role in supporting travelers worldwide in times of need. The ITIJ Awards, he remarked, stand as a testament to the industry’s significance and the commendable efforts of its participants.