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Cornwall Airport Newquay invests in mobility equipment

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Cornwall Airport Newquay has introduced new equipment and processes to help passengers with limited mobility .

These developments include the introduction of an operational ambulift and the implementation of the Sunflower Lanyard Program.

Cornwall Airport Newquay, File photo

The operational ambulift is a specialised vehicle designed to provide safe and comfortable boarding and disembarking for passengers with reduced mobility.

In addition to the ambulift, the airport has formed a partnership with the Sunflower Scheme, a charity that raises awareness and provides support for individuals with hidden disabilities. As part of this arrangement, it has launched the Sunflower Lanyard Program, which discreetly identifies passengers with hidden disabilities, allowing them to receive the support they need, this may include extra time to navigate the airport or assistance with check-in and security screening.

Cornwall Airport Newquay aims to make the most of the airport experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible for passengers with hidden disabilities. Terminal teams have been trained to recognise the Sunflower Lanyard and provide the necessary support and assistance to those wearing it. Kelly Jones, Passenger & Customer Services Manager at Cornwall Airport Newquay, stated, “We are committed to making travel accessible to all our customers and
understand that for some people, travelling through an airport can be a stressful experience. We are proud to support the Sunflower Scheme and offer our passengers the additional support they may need to make their journey
as comfortable as possible.”

Passengers travelling through Cornwall Airport Newquay can now request a Sunflower Lanyard from the Information Desk.

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