After a series of incidents and subsequent outrage across social media regarding troubles disabled passengers had been having on flights and in airports across the country it was decided that some serious measures needed to take place.
Now, less than a year later, not a single airport in the UK has been given a ‘poor’ rating according to the CAA (The Civil Aviation Authority). This has come after Manchester airport was upgraded from the lowest category. The CAA have reported 14 airports as ‘very good’ and 16 as ‘good’ and although it is not perfect, it is a very big improvement in a time which has seen a record 3.7 million passengers requiring assistance across the 31 airports between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019.
Hopefully airports and airlines can improve even more in the coming year and make air travel accessible and easy to all, regardless of their disability or what assistance they require.
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