Aurigny Guernsey's Airline has become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. Staff have completed training about supporting passengers with non-visible disabilities, chronic illnesses or conditions that aren't immediately apparent.

Customers can wear a Sunflower lanyard to signify they may need extra assistance or more time to complete certain tasks. The Sunflower informs trained staff that reasonable adjustments may be necessary throughout the journey.

As part of the airline’s membership, its team has an informed understanding of what an invisible disability is, what the Sunflower represents, and how to approach and confidently support passengers wearing the Sunflower lanyard.

As part of Aurigny staff’s continued development, they can access Sunflower resources, such as The Sunflower Conversations podcast and the Invisible disabilities index, to aid their continued learning and awareness of invisible disabilities.

 

An Aurigny spokesperson said:

“We want to make flying with Aurigny as comfortable as possible for all our passengers. We are proud to be a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and are committed to supporting customers who need additional assistance.

“Anyone wearing a Sunflower lanyard can be sure that our friendly team will support them before, during and after their journey with us. This specialist training will make our passengers with hidden conditions or disabilities feel more comfortable and at ease throughout their journey.”

 

Paul White, CEO, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower said:

“We are delighted to welcome Aurigny to the global Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network. They provide an essential travel connection to and from Guernsey and Alderney to the UK and Europe.

The Sunflower provides a further connection for passengers with non-visible disabilities. It gives travellers the confidence that the staff at Aurigny will support them from booking to the date of departure and return. Sunflower wearers will be met with an offer of support, extra time, patience and understanding.”

 

 

Become a Sunflower Member in six easy steps

  1. If you already have a Business account, login here. If not, register now to create your account and join the Sunflower community.
  2. Visit the Memberships section of our online shop to choose the Sunflower Membership that best suits your business. Subscribe today to start accessing exclusive benefits and resources.
  3. Schedule an onboarding call with our dedicated support team*
  4. Purchase Sunflower products to support your colleagues and customers with hidden disabilities
  5. Train your entire workforce using our Sunflower training videos*
  6. Launch and promote your Sunflower Membership to your community as well as the global Sunflower network*

*access restricted dependent on Sunflower Membership level