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Istanbul airport certified as the one with the best accessibility

Airports Council International (ACI) announced that the Istanbul air terminal became the first in the world to be certified under its new Accessibility Improvement Accreditation program. The program launched earlier this year and represents a continuous path of improvement in the area of ​​accessibility for passengers with disabilities, which includes people with physical and non-apparent disabilities. This level of accreditation, achieved by the operator İGA Istanbul Airport, is designed to help airports measure, assess and improve their management and culture of facilitation. It was developed as a collaboration between accessibility advocacy groups, airports, industry partners and ACI. “We are delighted that Istanbul Airport, a world leading airport, is the first to be certified under the Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation programme, as its operators have long been advocates of this and this accreditation is a testament to that. their commitment to inclusive air travel,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI World Director General. He added that the accessibility of air travel remains a priority for the industry, and this has been reflected in recent advocacy work with governments through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as well as in the resources that have been they are developing for airports. “We are working to create an air transportation system for all people, one that is equitable, inclusive and accessible. We look forward to welcoming more airports next year”, added the manager. For his part, Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of İGA Istanbul Airport, stated: “we see accessibility as a fundamental human right. As an operator and with the support of our business partners, we make sure to provide fair, respectful and professional treatment when using our services, promote an exceptional environment and create an inclusive culture that hires and supports people with disabilities”. “We are proud to be the first airport in the world to be certified with ACI's Accessibility Improvement Accreditation program and we will continue to continuously improve it, stand in solidarity with all local and international disability communities and advocate for inclusion. and facilitation,” Samsunlu said.

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