New air fare supports passengers with reduced mobility

8th August 2018
Photo by Sam Bellis

Aurigny has launched a new type of fare, to help people with reduced mobility.

The ‘Safety Assistant’ fare scheme aims to support anyone with a disability, injury or medical condition, who isn’t able to travel safely on their own, and another adult to fly with them.

The new scheme will provide ‘Safety Assistants’ with a free ticket for any ‘positioning’ legs of the journey – where no assistance in required and the assistant is travelling alone.

This means ‘Safety Assistant’ will be able to travel with a passenger with reduced mobility, to ensure they get safely to their destination, before travelling back alone free of charge.

Tickets for the journey where they provide assistance will be charged at a normal rate.

Founder of the Guernsey Disability Alliance, Rob Platts, says:

‘The GDA has worked closely with Aurigny and other interested parties to assist the review of the airline’s services for passengers with reduced mobility and other disabilities. 

Significant policy improvements followed, which will not only reduce barriers to travel but also ensure that requisite air safety standards are met.

The GDA would like to thank Aurigny for its effective consultation.’

‘Safety Assistant’ fares are available with immediate effect.

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