HIAL Airports praised in latest Civil Aviation Authority report on accessibility

Two Highlands and Airports Limited airports have been praised for the levels of service delivered to disabled and mobility restricted passengers.

Inverness Airport has been named one of the UK’s top six most accessible airports for disabled passengers in a new report published by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Sumburgh Airport, in Shetland, was also acknowledged for the high quality of assistance service provided over a 12-month period.

Inverness was ranked as “very good” in the CAA’s Airport Accessibility Report 2016/17, alongside Birmingham, Glasgow Prestwick, Glasgow, Humberside and Norwich.

Sumburgh was ranked “good” alongside others such as Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London Gatwick.

In the report, the CAA states: “Improving the accessibility of air travel, so that greater numbers of disabled passengers and those with mobility restrictions are able to travel by air, is a key priority for the CAA.” 

Read the full press release.