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Isle of Man Airport adopts Sunflower scheme for hidden disabilities

Mon, 18 Dec 2023

Isle of Man Airport has adopted the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower in a drive to foster a more inclusive and accessible environment for all travellers.

The globally-recognised initiative aims to create a welcoming atmosphere for individuals with hidden disabilities, such as autism, anxiety, dementia, or hearing or sight impairments.

The airport is launching a campaign to inform both staff and passengers about the Sunflower.

Gary Cobb, Airport Director, said: “We are proud to embrace the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, reaffirming our dedication to creating an airport environment that is inclusive and supportive of all individuals. By raising awareness and understanding, we hope to make the travel experience smoother and more enjoyable for everyone.

“To underscore this commitment, we extend an invitation to passengers with any disability to visit the airport before their scheduled flight. This offer is designed to provide the opportunity for individuals to familiarise themselves with the airport environment and gain reassurance, confidence and insight into what their journey will look like.”

Anyone wishing to arrange a pre-flight familiarisation session should email Admin.Airport@gov.im.





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