· Families, elderly travellers, people with disabilities and other passengers requiring extra assistance to benefit from new partnership with Medical Travel Companions
· New service allows passengers to engage a qualified companion to assist them throughout the airport journey and beyond
· Initiative is part of Sydney Airport’s broader focus on continuing to improve accessibility
Sydney Airport has partnered with Medical Travel Companions (MTC) to offer a new service that provides extra assistance to cater for a wide variety of needs, allowing passengers to relax and enjoy their travel experience.
MTC’s professional travel companions provide assistance to passengers including families with young children, people with disabilities, elderly travellers and passengers recovering from injury or surgery, among others.
Assistance can be provided across the entire airport journey with the service tailored to cater for individual needs.
Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said the partnership was part of the airport’s broader efforts to continue improving accessibility and provide a comfortable and convenient experience for all passengers.
“Air travel should be a magical experience and services such as this help ensure it’s as relaxing and enjoyable as possible for everyone,” he said.
“We’re committed to meeting the needs of all our passengers and taking the stress out of travel.
“We continue to work hard to improve the experience of everyone who travels through our terminals, including through our partnership with Medical Travel Companions.”
Medical Travel Companions Co-Founder and CEO Ben Wilson said: “Sydney is the busiest airport in Australia and the gateway to one of the best cities in the world – and we now offer customers a personalised experience, from when they arrive at their gate through to when they check in at their hotel in the city or step aboard their harbour cruise.”
Passengers seeking assistance can book their travel companion online.
ABOUT SYDNEY AIRPORT
Sydney Airport is Australia’s gateway airport, serving more than 44.4 million passengers a year and connecting Sydney to a network of over 100 international, domestic and regional destinations.
Located just eight kilometres from the city centre, Sydney Airport contributes $38 billion in economic activity a year, equivalent to 6.8 per cent of the NSW economy. Sydney Airport is a major employer in NSW, generating more than 338,500 direct and indirect jobs, equivalent to 10.1 per cent of NSW employment. 30,900 of these jobs are at the airport itself across 800 different businesses.