Disabled Access Day welcomes Gatwick Airport as a Supporter!

2017, Supporter

Disabled Access Day welcomes Gatwick Airport as a Supporter!

Air travel has always been a challenge for disabled people and the work that Gatwick Airport has undertaken in creating accessible travel and the inclusive airport experience has been welcome. With a pan disability approach the airport has been key in providing pre-flight familiarisation visits, Changing Places facilities, Eagle Hoist boarding lifts and of course recognition of the requirements of travellers with hidden disabilities. All activities that contribute to make the prospect of flying less stressful and more enjoyable when planning to travel.

Paul Ralph, Founder of Disabled Access Day said:

“It is great to be working with Gatwick Airport to highlight the good practice that is possible at today’s airports. I have watched and felt very encouraged by the stories that I have heard from the fantastic experiences disabled people have had when visiting the airport. Where a business takes such care and interest as to provide pre-flight familiarisation for families with an autistic member, or where they recognise the importance of Changing Places facilities, and the staff teams provide a warm and meaningful welcome, as well as many other services, you know here is a market leader.’ 

You can find out more about the airport’s accessibility by visiting their website at www.gatwickairport.com.

We warmly welcome Gatwick Airport as a partner and look forward to sharing the stories, excitement and opportunities that Disabled Access Day 2017 will bring for disabled people wanting to fly.

Gatwick’s Head of Community Engagement Alison Addy told us:

 “We are proud to be partnering with Disabled Access Day to highlight the importance of businesses across the UK being accessible for all. 

Gatwick’s ambition is to be the UK’s most accessible airport and we are committed to ensuring air travel is accessible and assistance is readily available for passengers with hidden or physical disabilities.”