Disabled passengers are being treated unacceptably at four major UK airports, the aviation watchdog has said.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) assessed all airports in Britain, with London Gatwick, London Stansted andÂ BirminghamÂ airports told they needed to improve accessibility for disabled passengers.
ManchesterÂ was the only airport to receive a â€œpoorâ€ rating. Some passengers on incoming flights were left waiting on planes for more than an hour before assistance arrived.
London Heathrow, the UKâ€™s busiest airport, was one of 26 classified as â€œgoodâ€ or â€œvery goodâ€ this year. It was among four rated â€œpoorâ€ last year.
DisabilityÂ charities welcomed the improvements made in recent months but expressed concern that several of the largest airports were continuing to fail on accessibility.
Last year the BBCâ€™s security correspondent, Frank Gardner, was left on anÂ easyJetÂ flight after all other passengers had disembarked and special assistance staff failed to turn up at Gatwick airport. More
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