Hermes Airports Makes Flying Easier for Individuals with Autism
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, Hermes Airports is organising a series of actions with a view to make individuals with autism more familiar with air travel procedures and at the same time, raise public awareness for autism.
From 29 March – 5 April the main round-about of Larnaka Airport and the entrances of Larnaka and Pafos airports will be illuminated with blue light, which is the colour of autism, in the framework of the global campaign “Light it up blue”, with the aim of raising awareness about autism among passengers and airport visitors.
Moreover, Hermes supported the initiative of the Flight Safety Foundation-Mediterranean for yet another year, with the “Flying with Autism”, during which 60 children with autism and their escorts, went through all the regular airport boarding procedures and boarded a plane, which taxied in the runway and returned to its parking position. This initiative aimed to help people with autism get acquainted with flying.