The first patient was flown home by Tyrol Air Ambulance (operating under the name of Tyrolean Air Ambulance at the time) in summer 1976. Now over 3,000 patients rely on the expertise of Tyrol Air Ambulance every year.
In 1983 Tyrol Air Ambulance was responsible for setting up the helicopter rescue service for the Christophorus Air Rescue Association. In 1990 a scheduled airborne ambulance service was established - globally unique at the time.
After a management buy-out in 1999, the company became a subsidiary of the regional airline Welcome Air till 2018.
In April 2000 the company was renamed Tyrol Air Ambulance.
At a glance:
Founded in 1976
approx. 4500 cases a year
Headquarters: Innsbruck, Austria
Air ambulance and assistance services
Access to a pool of practicing doctors and nursing staff