Edinburgh Airport Upgrades PRM Call Points

Minister for Equalities Christina McKelvie and Edinburgh Airport CEO Gordon Dewar at one of the airport's new PRM call points. (EDI)

Video technology has been installed in as part of new call points at Edinburgh Airport (IATA: EDI) to provide better contact between Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) and staff upon arrival.

The 17 points have been upgraded to include video technology and hearing loops, with the points directly connecting to the PRM control room so passengers can speak to staff.

The airport said £425,000 has been invested in the points which are in critical locations such as the Long Stay Car Park, the drop-off area, coach park and tram stop. It noted that the move follows direct feedback from PRM passengers and from the airport’s Special Assistance Consultative Committee, and said it is the latest improvement to the PRM and Special Assistance offering.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s CEO commented: “The needs and requirements of all of our passengers are crucial to us and we are always looking to meet those demands and show flexibility in our operations to make the passenger experience as positive as possible.

“We’ve made great strides in improving our all-round PRM and Special Assistance service and these call points are another step forward, upgrading the technology to allow a more personal connection to our control room and provide information that gets that journey to get off to the best possible start.”

Andy Wright, Edinburgh Airport’s PRM consultant added: “I am delighted with Edinburgh Airport’s latest innovation in support of their disabled passengers, as well as those who require a degree of additional assistance when they fly.

“With the introduction of the newly upgraded call points, the airport continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to provide ALL of its passengers with the necessary supportive technology, so that everybody can enjoy a top level airport experience.”