Changing Places facility opened at Aberdeen Airport

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The latest phase of Aberdeen International Airport’s terminal transformation project has been officially opened. The airport’s Changing Places facility within the departures lounge aims to make travel a little easier for those who find the airport environment challenging.

Included within the Changing Places room is a height adjustable bench, electronic hoist, non-slip floor and privacy screens. The facility can be accessed without the need for a key, and is alarmed should any passengers require assistance.

Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland has been working with the community to improve accessibility and inclusiveness, and was recently given a ‘very good’ rating in the CAA’s most recent Accessibility Study.

The airport also has its own Access Forum, a group made up of airport representatives and members of various disability organizations and charities.

Fraser Bain, duty manager, Aberdeen Airport, said “This demonstrates our commitment towards creating a safe and welcoming environment for carers and passengers with disabilities to travel freely through the airport. This new changing facility will make a huge difference to those individuals and families with additional support needs when flying from Aberdeen.

“We work closely with our Access Forum members to understand the key priorities and we always seek feedback regarding our services and facilities to continue to improve the passenger experience.”

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