Turkish Airlines to provide Braille boarding passes to visually impaired customers
- DAILY SABAH, ISTANBUL
- Oct 26, 2017
The Turkish Airlines (THY) announced Thursday that it will provide boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet to its visually impaired customers travelling from the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul.
The boarding passes will be printed by special check-in counters, which have been placed around the airport's international terminals.
THY CEO Bilal Ekşi shared news of the new special assistant service on his Twitter account, adding that a publicity event at the Atatürk Airport was planned for Friday.
Atatürk Havalimanı dış hatlarda açtığımız özel check-in kontuarında görme engelliler için Boarding kartı Briaille alfabesi ile basıyoruz. pic.twitter.com/auZhRJwvXJ— Bilal EKŞİ (@BilalEksiTHY) October 26, 2017
THY has 328 aircraft, both passenger and cargo, flying to 300 destinations in 120 countries, including 251 international and 49 domestic destinations. In August, THY hit an all-time high for seat occupancy at 84.3 percent, carrying 7.4 million passengers, a 14.3 percent rise over the same month last year.
Last year, the company carried 62.8 million passengers, up 2.5 percent from 61.2 million passengers in 2015.