New rights for reduced mobility passengers at EU airports

From tomorrow, Saturday 26 July, new rules will be introduced at all EU airports to give disabled and elderly passengers the same access rights as all other passengers with no discrimination or additional cost.

European airports will be responsible for providing a specific set of services to people with reduced mobility from the moment they enter the airport, and priority will be given at boarding.

The new regulations will also prohibit airlines and tour operators from refusing bookings from passengers, or to carry them, because of a disability or reduced mobility.