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Emirates has responded to increased in-flight medical events by providing quality medical training for the cabin crew to assist the passengers onboard and reduce the costs of flight diversions.

The airline handled more than 60 flight redirections due to medical emergencies in 2016, with costs ranging from USD50,000 to over USD600,000 per occasion.

On average, Emirate's crew makes about 20 calls to the medical advisory per 100,000 passengers.

As a result, in 2016, the company delivered nearly 23,000 hours of medical training.

Adel Al Redha, executive vice president, Emirates, explained, "If there is a medical emergency onboard, our crew has the training and equipment to deliver the best possible outcome for the affected passengers."