This is a positive campaign
It’s about engaging with Aviation, Stakeholders, Governments and Legislation
Towards finding a solution.
There is a desire for people across the disabled community to travel, those who simply cannot leave their wheelchair find this process of travel undignified, unsafe and an arduous task.
Most don’t use Air Travel, they are an invisible statistic.
Governments look on with disdain
Governments want this resolved this without stepping in and enforcing regulation.
Dialogue with airlines, wheelchair manufactures and all stakeholders can change this process.
More Customers for Airlines
Safer Dignified Travel
We are all living longer – lets create a foundation for future customers.
Travelling on an airplane for some disabled users without their wheelchair is incredibly unsafe and this forces many millions of disabled people around the world to avoid flying.
Even those who brave being manhandled into a regular seat find their wheelchairs have been lost or damaged on arrival. It cannot be overstated how much they rely on this essential equipment.
Airlines spend millions every year recovering, repairing them and paying out compensation.
Surely, if the airlines invest in designated wheelchair spaces then the financial saving in fines, compensation and of course brand protection would reap rewards.
A Growing Problem
IATA predict air travellers will nearly double to 7.8 billion by 2036. Disabled passengers are also rising year on year and form part of this prediction. Add into this time frame our ageing population, we are all living longer so a foundation needs to be created to manage this. An innovative wheelchair space on an aircraft will be vital to assist managing not only this current rise, but the IATA forecast.