Aberdeen International Airport’s most recent transformation has officially been opened to passengers.
The improvement works come in the form of a brand new Changing Places facilities within the departures lounge, in an attempt to make travel a little easier for those who find the airport environment challenging.
Some of the new features include a height adjustable bench, electronic hoist, non-slip floor and privacy screens. Furthermore, passengers are able to access these facilities without the need of a key & are alarmed incase a passenger requires assistance.
The airport have clearly been working hard with their passenger community to improve accessibility and inclusiveness standards. This is supported by the recent ‘Very Good’ rating that the airport received in the CAA’s latest Accessibility Study.
And Aberdeen Airport haven’t stopped there.
The site have also created their own access forum, made up of airport representatives combined with members of various disability organizations and charities.
Fraser Bain, duty manager, Aberdeen Airport, said “This demonstrates our commitment towards creating a safe and welcoming environment for carers and passengers with disabilities to travel freely through the airport. This new changing facility will make a huge difference to those individuals and families with additional support needs when flying from Aberdeen.
“We work closely with our Access Forum members to understand the key priorities and we always seek feedback regarding our services and facilities to continue to improve the passenger experience.”
Vicky Cruickshanks, an ambassador of Euan’s Guide, who are a disabled access review website, helped open the facility with Phionna McInnes from Me Too Magazine who are an Aberdeen-based charity for children with additional support needs, as well as a member of the Access Forum.