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Hobart Airport improves disability access

passenger in wheelchair waiting for boarding

Hobart Airport is improving accessibility with the purchase of five new ramps which will increase safety and aircraft accessibility for passengers with disabilities.

The new ramps will mean many visitors will arrive at the Airport, check-in and board their aircraft without a single step getting in their way, making Hobart Airport one of the most accessible airports in Australia for those requiring mobility assistance.

“We’re very much aware that stairs can be difficult for passengers to negotiate, especially for those requiring mobility assistance’’ Mr Cocker said.

Along with the addition of the ramps, Hobart Airport has plans to improve safety measures at the terminal entrance as the airport continues to prepare for international flight opportunities.

Over the coming months travellers can expect to see changes to the entrance to the terminal, with upgrades to existing infrastructure as well as the addition of new safety measures including bollards and traffic management barriers.

“Not only will this improve safety, it will also ease congestion on the forecourt road system as the number of passengers and vehicles accessing the airport increases,” Mr Cocker said.