We are delighted that Stockholm Skavsta airport, powered by VINCI Airports, is the first airport in Sweden to join the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to support people with invisible disabilities as they journey through the airport. Stockholm Skavsta Airport being Sweden's fourth largest airport, has always have been an easily accessible airport, so it was an obvious decision to introduce the Sunflower lanyard to create a positive travel experience for also people with hidden disabilities.
"Following the footsteps of other airports in the VINCI Airports network like Gatwick is a proof of our strong commitment towards inclusion and airports accessibility for all. At VINCI Airports, we want our customers to have the best possible travel experience, and we are proud that Stockholm Skavsta becomes the first airport in Sweden to participate in this scheme. We believe that with the Sunflower scheme we will create a positive travel experience for people with hidden disabilities. October is the month of awareness, and what could be a better time to launch this great initiative.” said Stockholm Skavsta Chief Executive Office, Cedric Fechter.
The Sunflower at Stockholm Skavsta Airport is sponsored by CAPERO Medical AB (www.capero.se), who is the distributor of premium stoma care products in Sweden. Capero decided to support by purchasing Sunflower lanyards for World Ostomy Day on October 2.
The Sunflower is a discreet way to alert employees at the airport, that the passenger may require some extra support. a bit more time, kindness, patience and understanding.
The Sunflower lanyard does not automatically provide access to Fast Track or priority boarding. It is not necessary or possible to order the Sunflower lanyard before you arrive at Stockholm Skavsta Airport. Those who need a Sunflower lanyard or pin badge can easily pick one up at Airport Information Desk at the airport free of charge.