Asiana Airlines opens lounge for disabled people

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110615000700

    Asiana Airlines opened the first airport lounge specifically for the disabled at Incheon International Airport on Wednesday.
    The company also donated wheelchairs to a support center for the disabled at the ceremony marking the opening of the lounge.
    The event was attended by officials from Asiana Airlines, including its chief executive Yoon Young-doo and those from an Incheon-based welfare organization for the disabled, the company said.

    “I think that the Hansarang Lounge, where customers can check in for their flights, upgrades services for disabled passengers,” Yoon said.

    “The company will continue improving its services to ensure that all Asiana passengers can receive the services of the highest quality.”

    The lounge, named the Hansarang Lounge, is located near the Asiana Airlines check-in counter on the third floor of Incheon International Airport.
    Asiana Airlines said that the Hansarang Lounge was set up to minimize inconvenience to the rising number of disabled passengers.

    According to the company, the number of customers with wheelchairs using the airport has been increasing by between 5 percent and 10 percent on an annual basis, and reached 47,000 last year.
    As such, the company said it estimates that about 70 disabled passengers will use the new lounge each day.
     
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    This is certainly new. Fyi, "hansarang" means one (han) love (sarang).
     
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    Great idea! Good on them!
     

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