Wellington Airport smooths the way

March 9, 2021

People with hidden disabilities such as autism, dementia and ADHD can now travel a little easier after Wellington Airport launched a new initiative to discreetly let staff know when a person might need extra help. Anyone travelling through the airport can now request a special green lanyard, which will help staff identify people who might need extra care.

The lanyard is voluntary and will indicate that a passenger might need more time to process information or clear verbal instructions.  It will help those who have trouble reading departure and boarding signs, and people who need to stick with family or friends.