Ministers outline plan for disabled people’s air travel | DisabledGo News and Blog


New measures to improve air travel for disabled passengers are being considered by the government.

They could include a limit on the time passengers wait for assistance boarding and disembarking, and quicker reunions with their wheelchairs.

The issues faced by disabled flyers were recently highlighted by the BBC’s Frank Gardner, whose wheelchair was lost at Heathrow Airport.

The government said it wants to ensure a “positive” flying experience.

Ministers are also talking to the aviation industry about developing priority storage for wheelchairs so that they can be returned to their owners quickly upon arrival.

They are also considering the removal of seats to allow wheelchairs to be used in cabins – allowing those who cannot transfer or who require specialist seating to travel – and to create space for disabled toilets

Aviation minister Baroness Sugg said: “We have to do everything possible to ensure passengers are put at the very heart of our aviation industry and the flying experience is a positive one for everyone boarding a plane.”

 

Source: Ministers outline plan for disabled people’s air travel | DisabledGo News and Blog

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