Monarch to chair new working party for disabled passengers
Monarch Airlines has been invited by the All Party Parliamentary Group to chair a new working party for disabled passengers set up by the Group and will be drawing up terms of reference in conjunction with the Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers Young Campaigners network.
Last week Monarch Airlines gave evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Young Disabled People Inquiry on airlines and has reinforced the tremendous work done by charities representing disabled people in ensuring improvements in the quality of life for people with reduced mobility.
Over the last ten years Monarch has improved its facilities and handling procedures for disabled people to ensure that they can benefit from the opportunities presented by the greater availability of air travel. Monarch Airlines works with a number of disabled charities to benchmark and improve its service in this area. We will use the involvement with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Young Disabled People to continue this work by engaging the charities, politicians and trade bodies and advancing the interests of disabled people.
“Monarch Airlines has a long standing commitment to assisting disabled people. It is very important to us that all our passengers are able to enjoy the many excellent services and facilities we offer to customers, which is part of our reputation,” Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines said. “We have worked hard over many years to improve the ways in which we can look after passengers with reduced mobility, and we see the establishment of this new working party as a further opportunity to improve the facilities the industry offers to customers in this area.
Iain Rawlinson, Chairman of The Monarch Group said: “We fully support and welcome the initiative taken by the All Party Parliamentary Group and are committed to ensuring it has the full support of Monarch Airlines personnel.”