Overseas Koreans and foreigners traveling to Korea for medical reasons can get additional benefits by selecting Asiana Airlines and H+ Yangji Hospital.
|H+ Yangji Hospital Director Kim Sang-il (left) and Asiana Airline's passenger service general manager Kim Young-heun signed a partnership agreement, at the hospital in Sinlim-dong, southwestern Seoul, on Wednesday.|
H+ Yangji Hospital will offer health checkup discounts for patients who travel to Korea using Asiana Airlines, while Asiana will offer a 10 to 20 percent discount on plane tickets and allow passengers to add extra baggage free of charge.
The service will cover passengers from the U.S. cities -- Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle -- and the two Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) cities, Almaty and Tashkent.
The two institutions will aggressively advertise their arrangement to enclose a brochure containing the details of the alliance when sending out the appointment confirmation letter to customers. Asiana will also send a promotional e-mail to regional members included in the agreement.
"By partnering with Asiana Airlines, we will increase the quality of our medical care by improving the customer satisfaction of foreigners and overseas Koreans with fast and accurate medical treatment and examination system," H+ Yangji Hospital Director Kim Sang-il said. "The hospital plans to expand the cooperation to include more routes in the future."
Asiana Airline's passenger service general manager Kim Young-heun said, "We hope that this agreement will be an opportunity to promote the quality of domestic medical technology overseas and increase the number of foreign medical tourists."
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