Equality News Update: Edinburgh Airport praised over disabled access improvement

Scotland’s busiest airport has made “significant progress” in improving access for disabled travellers, according to a report.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) raised Edinburgh’s rating for access from “poor” to “good” following improvements.

Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Inverness were among six UK airports described as “very good”.

Aberdeen Airport and Sumburgh Airport on Shetland received a “good” ranking.

The report assessed the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance provided to passengers with a disability.

It found the majority of UK airports were providing “very good” or “good” support.

However, four airports – East Midlands, Exeter, London Heathrow and Manchester – did not meet the CAA’s expectations and were told they must improve.

More than three million people with a disability requested extra help when travelling by air in the UK last year – a rise of more than 66% since 2010.

 

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Read more at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-40898688

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lewisbainbridge

Information and Communications Assistant at Fife Centre for Equalities