Disabled air travellers warned of long distances from check-in to gate
Walks of up to 1km at UK airports mean people who need assistance should notify tour operator or airline in advance, says Abta
Travellers jetting off from Britain may have to walk more than 1km to get to their airport departure gate, according to analysis from a travel trade body which warns of the challenges for disabled passengers or those with limited mobility.
The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) found that travellers leaving major UK airports faced a lengthy walk from check-in or special assistance desks to the gate. This means that in worst-case scenarios, for example at busy times of the year, those who fail to plan ahead risk missing their flights.
Source: Guardian Transport