EUROPEAN AIRPORTS PREPARE TO IMPLEMENT FULL RANGE OF EU DUTIES TO HELP DISABLED AND ELDERLY PASSENGERS

BY ALAN OSBORN

A NEW age in the treatment of disabled people at European airports will begin on July 26, when the European Union's (EU) flagship regulation on the topic EC/1107/2006 comes into full force. This will grant a number of extra rights to people of reduced mobility (or PRM's in EU acronym jargon) and impose new responsibilities on airport managers. Airlines and travel companies are already subject to important requirements under the regulation - since July last year, for instance, it has been illegal to refuse bookings from disabled ...


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