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Air Ambulance Costs

UK to South Africa

If you need to organise medical transportation from South Africa to the UK, or anywhere else in the world, we’re here to help.

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Guide prices

  • South Africa £75,000

Why are these only guide prices?

At IAS Medical, we offer air ambulances from South Africa at the most competitive prices possible, whilst also providing the highest level of service to each and every customer. Our service is fully comprehensive, including the organisation of ground transfers, medical notes and hospital admissions, so absolutely everything is taken care of.

Air ambulance services from South Africa to the UK start from £75,000.

The exact cost will depend on your individual requirements, including:

  • The type and size of aircraft used
  • The number of medics required
  • Your destination and the distance flown
  • The airport landing fees
  • The ground ambulance journey required
  • The number of companions wishing to accompany the patient

You can see exactly how our fees are calculated, including a breakdown of costs, in our guide to air ambulance costs. The best way to find out exactly how much an air ambulance service will cost for your needs, is to get in touch with our team for a quote on +44 800 7 999 900.

Where we fly from

We can provide air ambulance services from all major airports in South Africa, including Johannesburg and Cape Town. This allows us to get as close as possible to the patient, to help make their experience as comfortable and straightforward as it can be. 

What does it include?

IAS Medical’s air ambulance services from South Africa have been developed to put your mind at ease, by taking care of every step of the medical repatriation process.

Our complete bed-to-bed service includes:

  • Collecting the patient from their hospital ward in South Africa
  • Obtaining and translating the patient’s medical notes
  • Providing highly-trained medical teams to accompany the patient to their destination
  • Organising the patient’s admission to an NHS or private hospital in the UK
  • Transferring the patient from the aircraft to the hospital via a ground ambulance

If there’s anything else you may need as part of this service, don’t hesitate to let our team know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please request a call back and we will be in touch soon.

Our air ambulance aircraft

When you book an air ambulance from South Africa, the type of aircraft we provide will depend on a range of factors, including the medical condition of the patient, specific requirements the patient may have and the number of relatives accompanying the patient on the flight.

Typically, our air ambulances from South Africa will be one of the following aircraft:

If you’d like more detailed information about the aircraft we use, the equipment available on-board or the experienced crew who will accompany the patient, please get in touch with our team and they will be happy to help.

IAS Medical take pride in the high standards we set for patient care.

The air ambulance aircraft we use are fitted with complete medical stretcher systems that incorporate medical oxygen, suction and electrical power outlets for medical equipment.

Therefore, space on board the aircraft is limited and it is recommended that luggage is restricted to one piece of hand luggage per person weighing not more than 15 kgs.

A question that is often asked by family members is, “Can I fly on the Air Ambulance too?” The answer, under normal circumstances, is “Yes”!

All IAS Medical air ambulances have the capacity to comfortably carry one companion with the patient.

However, IAS Medical recommends that critical ill patients travel alone to avoid worry and distress for the companion.

The decision to carry a companion is one that rests with our Medical Director and depends on the medical condition of the patient.

When repatriating a patient with IAS Medical you will not have to board the aircraft via the main airport terminal and endure all that is associated with it.

IAS Medical will engage the services of an executive handling agent at the airport of departure and arrival. The handling agent is employed to ensure that the transfer between ground ambulance to air ambulance and vice versa is quick, seamless and as easy as possible.

When the ground ambulance conveying the patient arrives at the airport of departure, it will be met by the handling agent, and seamlessly escorted directly to the awaiting air ambulance where the medical team will ensure the patient is transferred safely and comfortably.

The same service is provided to you as a companion and any security requirements will be dealt with by the IAS Medical handling agent.

IAS Medical has a wide range of air ambulances and ground ambulances located throughout the UK and Internationally.

Our pilots and medics are on-call 24 hours a day and for urgent repatriation cases we can organise same day repatriation flights.

IAS Medical are able to respond extremely quickly to move NHS transplant teams and are on stand-by around the clock to deploy an aircraft in as little as 45 minutes.

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