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Facilities for people with disabilities in the airport

All airports will have their own facilities for people with disabilities and additional needs. The code of practice for access to air travel for disabled people may be found by clicking here.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a leaflet: Your passport to a smooth journey (Top tips for disabled and less mobile air passengers) click here to download from their website.

Tryb4uFly is a service for disabled children and adults in the UK, to view their website please click here. Tryb4uFly provide a number of services including in cabin assessments, information about flying with a disability, support to plan your trip and equipment hire to make your journey easier. More information can be obtained using the following links:

  • Frequently asked questions including information on seating options/supports can be found by clicking here.
  • Cabin Assessment: Assessments can be booked at their centres in Surrey (Carshalton) and Leeds, click here for more information.

Most airports in the UK offer a Special Assistance Service for disabled passengers and passengers who have mobility problems. Detailed below are some useful links for the airports that are local to Hampshire – including links to their special assistance guides.

Heathrow: click here to view their guide.

Heathrow also have a contact page for the airlines using this airport, click here to view.

To contact their telephone information service call 08443 351801 or if you use a text phone call 08445 717410

Gatwick: click here to view their guide.

Gatwick also offer some information about travelling with children, click here to view.

Individual airline contact information can be found by clicking here.

For general information including wheel chair assistance call: 08448 920322 or email:

Southampton: click here to view their guide.

Individual airline contact information can be found by clicking here.

To contact their 24 hour telephone information service call 08444 817777 or if you use a textphone call 08445 717410

Bournemouth: click here to view their guide.

For general information of to find out more about the services that Bournemouth have to offer for disabled passengers call Bournemouth Airport (main switchboard) - 01202 364000 or their designated disability service provider – 07534 988571

Stansted: click here to view their guide

More details on requesting special assistance can be found by clicking here.

For any general questions about using the special assistance service email: (special assistance cannot be booked via this email address). For more information call: 08443 351803 if you require a minicom service call: 01279 663725

Luton: click here to view their guide.

Special Assistance booking information for individual airlines can be found by clicking here.

For more information email: General enquiries can also be made by calling the following: 01582 405100

If you are using another airport and would like to get in touch with them about their services and facilities click here. This is a directory of all the airports in the world and their contact information.

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