Airlines Commit To Improve Travel For Disabled

June 7, 2019

Global airlines have committed themselves to improve the air travel experience for the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide.

The International Air Transport Association’s (Iata) 75th annual general meeting (AGM) in Seoul, South Korea, unanimously approved a resolution in this regard. It confirmed the commitment of airlines to ensuring that passengers with disabilities have access to safe, reliable and dignified travel, and calls upon governments to use Iata’s core principles for accommodating passengers with disabilities.

These principles aim to change the focus from disability to accessibility and inclusion by bringing the travel sector together with governments to harmonize regulations and provide the clarity and global consistency that passengers expect.

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