From Gatwick Airport in 2016 to over 170 airports globally and our first airline in 2022
It’s a misconception that people living with a disability don’t want to, or can't travel. They do and they can. Globally one billion people live with some sort of disability and while some experience a disability that is visible, for many it is not visible. And they all have the right to travel and enjoy tourism.*
"Everyone has the right to travel, and everyone has the right to choose to travel and to where they want to go. And in order to experience the beauty of the world we live in and have everyone experience that, we have to make sure that our travel is for all."
Dania Mikdad Aladhami, Civil Engineer with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination
Our aim is a world where people with invisible disabilities are confident to travel independently knowing that they will receive the support that they may need at every stage of their journey. From the terminal to boarding the flight, on the flight and arriving at their destination!
View the full list of the airports here
Where will you go this year?
As travel slowly but surely begins to pick up again, consider some Sunflower-friendly airports as you pick up your passport and explore the world!
Whether you’re planning a trip abroad or planning a day trip close to home, there is no shortage of inspiring Sunflower-friendly locations to visit that support individuals with invisible disabilities. Explore our Sunflower locator map - this is where you can plan where you shop, travel, or be entertained with the Sunflower by your side.
Let the Sunflower speak for you
Do you dream of going somewhere but worry about not understanding or speaking the native language? It’s a valid concern, and one that can mean many travelers get stuck on where to travel or worse, to not travel at all.
Without knowing the language of the place you are visiting, it can be daunting to let people know that you have an invisible disability and may need extra support. We are translating our standard Sunflower card into French, Portuguese, and Spanish and, to help where the Sunflower is not widely recognized, we are also creating and translateing a card that explains its purpose. So don’t worry about not speaking the language, you will be able to travel widely using our international Sunflower cards to help you get the support, assistance, or just that little more time when you need it.
With the Sunflower, comes understanding
When was the last time you boarded a plane?