Barrier-free travel

Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg has prepared itself to offer barrier-free travel to passengers with reduced mobility.

In order to make travelling as pleasant as possible for passengers with reduced mobility and blind or severely visually impaired passengers, the airport provides assistance both on departure and arrival.

For this purpose, procedures have been developed, meeting points named and the scope of the free services for travelers laid down in a service specification. In general, passengers with reduced mobility will be picked up from or dropped off at designated meeting points.

An exception is only made for severely visually impaired and blind persons who are not able to reach the meeting points on their own.

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 defines the term "disabled passenger" or "passenger with reduced mobility" (PRM) as follows:

“Disabled person” or “person with reduced mobility” means any person whose mobility when using transport is reduced due to any physical disability (sensory or locomotor, permanent or temporary), intellectual disability or impairment, or any other cause of disability, or age, and whose situation needs appropriate attention and the adaptation to his or her particular needs of the service made available to all passengers.

The above-mentioned persons are entitled to free assistance services within the PRM service.

Not included in the above definition are VIPs, families, pregnant women, passen-gers with small children, young passengers, unaccompanied minors, passengers unfamiliar with the area or language, and medical cases that do not require assis-tance as defined above.

In principle, the assistance is free of charge from the meeting point to the aircraft and vice versa.