From Gatwick Airport in 2016 to over 140 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.*

 

142

airports

2

airlines

20

countries

"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! 

Take the Sunflower with you as a luggage tag or a luggage strap so you can get the support you need as you travel through the airport and at your destination. Explore our travel shop and discover all the Sunflower items that will help make your journey Sunflower-friendly by clicking below:

 

Travel shop 

 


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 have translated our standard Sunflower card into languages most commonly used in popular travel destinations and, to help where the Sunflower is not widely recognised, we have also created and translated a card that explains its purpose. So don’t worry about not speaking the language, travel widely using our international Sunflower cards to help you get the support, assistance, or just that little more time when you need it.

 

Start exploring!
Illustration of Dutch Sunflower card

 

With the Sunflower, comes understanding

When was the last time you boarded a plane?