British-Irish Accessible Airport Panel meets at Heathrow
Discusses EXPO’s “3rd Accessible Airport Conference”
• 7 airports participate in informal “information-sharing and catch-up” on accessibility
• Panel formed after the “1st Accessible Airport Conference” at 2018 EXPO (held in association with CAA)
• Panel meeting follows airport-hosted meetings at Gatwick (December 2018); Bristol (April 2019)
Formed after the 1st British-Irish Airports Accessible Airport Conference in 2018, the “British-Irish Accessible Airport Panel” has become a regular, informal “information-sharing and catch-up”. The third Panel meeting, hosted at the Heathrow Compass Centre on 3 February, involved 14 experts from Heathrow, Shannon, Gatwick, Manchester, London Luton, Bristol and Stansted airports.
Deafness may be major conference theme
The Panel also discussed structural ideas for this year’s “3rd Accessible Airport Conference”, which takes place at the British-Irish Airports EXPO at ExCeL London, 10 June 2020. Further case studies and great ideas for presentations are invited from all air transport stakeholders, charities and travel interest groups.
Previous Keynote Speakers at the “Accessible Airport Conference” include Lord David Blunkett, Chair of the easyJet Special Assistance Advisory Group (ESAAG), and Frank Gardner, the BBC Security Correspondent and vocal blogger on his personal air travel experiences.