London City Airport has teamed up with the National Autistic Society to host a series of Open Days to help make the airport a more accommodating and less daunting place for passengers with autism.

The first Open Day took place on April 27 as part of the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Week.

Representatives from the National Autistic Society, together with volunteers and parents of children on the autistm spectrum, joined airport staff to gain a better understanding of the airport journey and processes – from check-in and security, to departures and boarding.

Further Open Days with the National Autistic Society are planned for August and October.

Melanie Burnley, director of passenger experience at London City Airport, said: “We realise that airport journeys can be stressful for many people, especially if a passenger is unsure of what to expect on the day or is not familiar with the layout or procedures.  READ MORE ON THIS ARTICLE