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YQM launches sunflower lanyard program

By Tara Clow Apr 17, 2024 | 12:13 PM

A new program will offer discreet identification at the Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) for those with invisible disabilities or other challenges.

The hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard program signals airport staff that additional assistance may be needed for an individual during their journey.

The lanyards are green with yellow sunflowers and help identify hidden disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, chronic pain, dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, low vision, hearing loss, and anxiety disorders, among others, discreetly indicate that they may need a little more help or time when travelling through YQM.

“This initiative underscores our dedication to providing an exceptional passenger experience and reinforces YQM’s commitment to accessibility,” said YQM President and CEO Courtney Burns.

This program originated at London Gatwick Airport in England in 2016. Since then, it has been adopted in more than 240 airports over 30 countries, and 17 airlines worldwide.

You can request a free sunflower lanyard in pre-security, at the information kiosk, or by calling 506-856-4444 ext. 6.

For more information, visit the sunflower lanyard’s official website.

The sunflower lanyard program at the Greater Moncton International Airport. Image: Submitted