Waterford Airport improves its service to passengers with reduced mobility
Demonstrating use of the new mobility assistance at Waterford Airport are Anthony Barry, Operations and Darren Burke, Operations Supervisor, Waterford Airport
Photo John Power
Waterford Airport has introduced new ‘Stair-climber’ equipment to improve its services to passengers with reduced mobility.
According to European Union regulations if the airport has no jetties, the passenger is carried up the stairs into the aircraft. However, this is no longer practise at Waterford Airport with the battery operated ‘Stair-climber’ now having been introduced.
Designed and developed in the UK the ‘Stair-climber’ is a specific compact machine for the aviation industry providing comfort, dignity and safety for passengers in transferring them from the terminal building to their designated seat on the aircraft. This piece of equipment is in service in many major Airports and represents a significant improvement in services to passengers.
According to Airport CEO Graham Doyle the installation of this equipment is something the airport felt very strongly about, “We do our utmost at Waterford Airport to ensure comfort to all of our passengers and the installation of this equipment which greatly improves our services to people with reduced mobility is something which was high on our priority list.”