S'pore Airlines launches disabled support service at airport

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Chennai, May 27: Singapore Airlines today launched its exclusive services for the disabled air travellers, which would become fully operational at the airport from June one.

The services have been introduced to simplify air travel, keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the disabled at the airport.

The airline has partnered with city-based NGO Vidya Sagar (formerly The Spastics Society of India) to lend its support for the disabled people and to create awareness for the cause.

Talking to newspersons here, Singapore Airlines General Manager India Foo Chai Woo said ''we will ensure that a dedicated escort takes care of the disabled traveller, right from the airport entrance till the boarding area.'' ''The airline will also provide a special lounge access for them while they wait for the boarding announcement,'' he said adding ''besides this, they will also receive priority baggage tags to cut down their waiting time.'' He said along with the services for the disabled at the airport, the airline would soon launch the 'Solidarity Campaign,' an awareness drive aimed at creating an exclusive society for the disabled.

UNI

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