Gatwick Airport is a large modern airport that deals with hundreds of thousands of passengers every year. In order to cater for the needs of every single passenger Gatwick Airport has a wide range of Disabled facilities for people with special needs and limited mobility. It is the aim of any airport that all passengers are treated equal and they are ready to cater for all passengers.
Special assistance can be rebooked before you arrive at the airport with either your airline you the airport direct. Assistance is offered in many forms and is provided in order to aid passengers to pass through the airport when arriving and departing on a flight.
As you know, passing through any airport can be a challenge for anyone and this can be compounded if you are suffering from limited mobility. Gatwick is a large airport and often there are long distances to cover when boarding or disembarking an aircraft. Passengers are free to travel with any items that are designed to aid their mobility such as:
- Mobility Scooters
We advise that you contact your airline of the airport direct when you are planning your journey to make sure you are aware of any requirements for flying with such equipment.
Passengers that are Partially Sighted and Hard of Hearing
The ‘sympathetic ear’ symbol is available across the airport which symbolises where induction loops are available for passengers that have hearing difficulties. All signs across the airport are designed to give maximum visibility to help partially sighted passengers. Gatwick Airport also welcomes both Guide and Hearing Dogs in to both the North and South Terminals
There is a wide range of disabled parking facilities available in each of the official airport car parks at Gatwick. See the Gatwick Airport Parking page for more information.
If you do require special assistance or more information on the disabled facilities available at Gatwick Airport then we recommend that you advise your airline at the time of booking. This will ensure that prior arrangements are made and any extra costs may be incorporated ion to the travel cost. Due to the nature of any airport there may be long distances to walk between arriving and departing the terminal.