Canadian pivot for domestic and international commercial medical escorts: Jet Companion joins the International Assistance Group

Paris, France, 28 May 2024 – We are delighted to welcome Jet Companion as an Accredited Service Provider to the International Assistance Group. This gives our partners an additional resource for medical stretchers and escorts on commercial airlines using Canada as a hub for domestic, international and multi-leg missions.

With its team of trained physicians, nurses, and advanced care paramedics, Jet Companion links to 191 countries to provide solutions for many low to high-complexity cases where a dedicated critical care air ambulance is not clinically necessary. The benefit rests with potentially lower costs without seeking to compromise medical care.

With insurers seeking to contain costs and commercial airline transport solutions decreasing, it is important for our partners to have an increasing number of options at their disposal,’ stated Louise Heywood, International Assistance Group’s General Manager.

Passing the International Assistance Group‘s ISO 9001 vetting process is a wonderful achievement. We are thrilled to be now an Accredited Service Provider to such a respected alliance of independent assistance companies,’ added Rudy de Kort, Jet Companion’s CEO.

Founded in 2019 to link Canada’s vast area to city-based services, Jet Companion grew rapidly through commercial medical escort operations to Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. Today, this extends to Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific with an end-to-end service, including wing-to-wing transfers. Able to call on a medical team of 20 people, 70 international transportation cases were handled in the last 12 months.