Hidden disabilities lanyard introduced at JFK Airport Terminal 4

Posted: 25 February 2020 | | No comments yet

By offering the sunflower lanyards, T4 has become the first Northeast U.S. terminal to offer the initiative to its passengers with hidden disabilities.

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The operator of Terminal 4 (T4) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JFKIAT, has announced a new partnership with UK-based Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.

The partnership will offer passengers travelling through the terminal with a discreet way to alert airport employees that they may require additional assistance, support or time by providing them with sunflower lanyards.

JFK Airport Terminal 4 to introduce hidden disabilities lanyard

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Through the introduction of the initiative, T4 has become the first airport terminal in the northeast to offer lanyards for customers with hidden disabilities. The opportunity to request and wear the lanyards provides vital assistance to the passengers that utilise the terminal every year who may need additional assistance while travelling.

President and CEO of JFKIAT, Roel Huinink, said: “At T4, we are always looking for ways to better serve our passengers, and we are proud to be the first air terminal in the northeast to participate in the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme. Through this partnership, we are excited to expand our accessibility services and help to make our customers’ journey as seamless and comfortable as possible.”  

Using a simple sunflower image on a green background, the lanyards were first introduced at London Gatwick Airport in 2016. Since then, over two million lanyards have been requested by businesses and individuals across the globe.

Paul White, CEO of Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, said: “We are thrilled to partner with T4 on this growing initiative to offer our lanyards for the first time in the northeast of the U.S. We believe this system will create a more comfortable and positive airport experience for people who have disabilities that might not be visible.”

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