Ryanair has joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network. This is a globally recognised discreet tool that signifies that the wearer has a non-visible disability.
Ryanair says that over 600,000 of its 165 million annual passengers require special assistance, and that adopting the Sunflower – along with training to its 17,000 staff – will help it support others.
Tristan Casson-Rennie, Regional Director, Ireland & Northern Ireland for Hidden Disabilities Sunflower (and a long term HfP reader) said:
“We are delighted that Ryanair, the largest European airline by scheduled passengers, has joined the global Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network. Passengers with non-visible disabilities can fly to 36 countries knowing that they will be supported by Ryanair crew in 228 airports.
Travel is becoming more accessible for people who are disabled, extending the opportunities for exploration, work and play. Sunflower wearers will be met with kindness, patience and understanding by the Ryanair team from check-in to the end of their flight.”