Air Ambulance 1
Prior to the arrival od the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Alvarado in 1520, the city was called by local indigenous Xelajú and was considered to be the capital of the Mayas K’iche kingdom. Quetzaltenango was named by the Spanish colonials. Most of Guatemale’s population calls the city “Xela”.
In the late 19th century, coffee plantations in the area helped the city’s economy. Because of Quetzaltenango’s high altitude, the climate is much different than the tropical climate in other parts of Guatemala. Thanks to the rich Quiche Maya atmosphere mixed with touches of Spanish colonial architecture the city became a new tourist destination.
Air Ambulance 1 provides the following services:
With over 200,000 patients transports in the past 15 years, Air Ambulance 1 can assist with all medical air transports. We fly pediatric, neonatal, adult, geriatric, and bariatric patients. From a basic level of care to advance care domestically and internationally.
Air ambulance is the safest and fastest way to transport patients that can’t fly or regular commercial airline. Air ambulance planes are modified to accommodate the patient’s needs and include advance medical equipment. Call Air Ambulance 1 for more information.
Trusted medical facility in Xela, with emergency ambulance. Usually has an English-speaking doctor on staff. Recommended but can be expensive, so check you have medical insurance.
Our institution offers the hospitalization service for the prompt and timely recovery of our patients, under the strict monitoring of our specialist doctors.
We are an active, objective and quality institution in the provision of health care services, as well as the implementation and putting into action of programs that contribute to improving health, with an eminently social character, solidly guaranteeing compliance
Los Altos Airport, also known as Quetzaltenango Airport, serves the city of Quetzaltenango, also known as "Xelajú" or "Xela," and western Guatemala. It is operated and administrated by Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil de Guatemala.
Alberto de la Riva and Víctor Ortiz designed and built a glider that allowed them to carry out the first recorded attempts to fly in the country.
Among the many facilities this city may offer, we have served places like, General San Juan de Dios Hospital, Hospital Nacional De Sololá, Hospitalito Atitlan, Hospital San Pedro, Hospital Yarden Calzada San Juan Gutemala, IGSS Hospital of Traumatology, Hospital Medifam, Emanuel Hospital Specialties, Puesto de salud San Juan Argueta, Hospital Monseñor Gregorio Schaffer, Veterinary Hospital San Juan Roosevelth, Centro Medico Panamed, Centro de Atención Permanente, Hospital Parroquial SLT, Centro de Atención Permanente -CAP-, Santa María Visitación and more.
Air Ambulance 1 also service provide services in the surrounding area airports such as CTF – Coatepeque Airport, PBR – Puerto Barrios Airport, GSJ – San Jose Airport, RER – Retalhuleu Airport, AAZ – Quetzaltenango Airport, AQB – Quiche Airport, HUG – Aeropuerto de Huehueteanango, CBV – Cobán Airport, TAP – Tapachula International Airport, GUA – La Aurora International Airport, FRS – Mundo Maya International Airport, CIQ – Chiquimula Airport, SAL – El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez, SAP – Aeropuerto Ramón Villeda Morales, BZE – Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport and more
We Guarantee that when choosing Air Ambulance 1, your loved ones shall be treated with professional and compassionate care. We consider every patient as family, we strive to perfection and continuously monitoring our operations. When choosing A provider, Remember that Air Ambulance 1’s management team has over 200,000 successful patient transfers in the past 15 years.