Armstrong congratulates local airports on disability access ratings

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has congratulated local airports on achieving a ‘good’ rating in relation to accessibility for disabled passengers but warned more needs to be done to improve the ranking.

Ms Armstrong said the Civil Aviation Authority’s report on the accessibility of 30 UK airports for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility showed Belfast City, Belfast International and City of Derry airports were doing lots for disabled passengers but improvements were still needed.

“I send my congratulations to these three airports for their rating of ‘good’ but I am disappointed none of the local airports achieved the highest rating,” she said.

“However, I am confident the management of each airport will work with disability groups to ensure accessibility and service standards are improved.

“I worked in transport for 16 years, specialising in meeting the needs of passengers with disabilities, and ensuring the best standards of accessibility and customer care were developed with passengers. I look forward to hearing how all three Northern Ireland airports will work towards achieving improved standards.”

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