In this year’s report, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport were named as the two best airports in the UK for accessibility, according to a new report by flight comparison site Netflights.
To collate the data, the organisation carried out a thorough review of 30 of the UK’s busiest airports, and looked at reports from airport users as well as what it describes as a “number of other sources.”
Coming in joint first place for accessibility, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport were recognised for the significant investments they have both made in improving the airport experience for passengers with a range of disabilities, in terms of service and facilities.
Netflights found that Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport scored consistently well across its assessment criteria, which factored in elements like hidden disability lanyard schemes, initiatives to support hard of hearing and visually impaired passengers and investments in Changing Places facilities.
Both airports also received a ‘very good’ rating from the UK’s aviation regulatory body, the CAA, in its Airport accessibility report 2018/19. The CAA stated that they are “the only airports with more than nine million passengers a year to achieve a very good rating”.
See the top 10 here:
- Edinburgh (100%)
- Glasgow (100%)
- Heathrow, Birmingham Airport (96%)
- Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Newcastle, Liverpool John Jennon, East Midlands, George Best Belfast City Airport (83%)
- Manchester Airport (79%)
- Belfast International Airport (77%)
- Glasgow Prestwick, Newquay (75%)
- Stansted, Cardiff (71%)
- Aberdeen, Southampton, Exeter, Norwich (63%)
- Doncaster Sheffield (60%)