Lifts ease transfer for disabled passengers

October 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines

SINGAPORE, 6 October 2017: Cebu Pacific is rolling out Disabled Passenger Lifts (DPLs) in key airports in the Philippines.

The DPLs will allow persons with reduced mobility a more comfortable boarding experience on Cebu Pacific flights.

Cebu Pacific is the first airline in the Philippines to invest in DPLs that are offered to passengers with reduced mobility free of charge. Read more

Vanila passenger made to crawl

June 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

TOKYO, 29 June 2017: A Japanese budget airline apologised, Wednesday, for forcing a wheelchair-bound man to crawl up a set of stairs to board his flight.

Hideto Kijima, 44, was returning earlier this month to Osaka from a vacation in Amami, a small island off southern Japan, when a Vanilla Air employee told him that company safety rules banned anyone from carrying him up the stairs.

The carrier, the budget arm of All Nippon Airways, did not have a lift at the small airport to move disabled passengers from the tarmac up to the jet’s door. Read more