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Delta opens calming room for flyers with autism in Atlanta airport

April 26, 2016

Delta Air Lines recently opened the first calming room for passengers with autism in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The room is designed to be a safe space away from the hustle and bustle of a busy airport for flyers with autism. 

“As Atlanta’s hometown airline, we are proud to launch the first multi-sensory room in the World’s Busiest Airport for customers on the autism spectrum. With over 100,000 travelers a day, Delta is committed to providing an exceptional travel experience for all of our customers,” said Letty Ashworth, Delta’s Director of Global Diversity.

Autism Speaks Georgia was involved in bringing the room to fruition for families in the autism community. 

"Thank you Delta Air Lines for the five years of dedication to this project. It has been amazing to see it through the process, from planning meetings to the ribbon cutting. This is truly a space where our families can go and seek solace and comfort in what is otherwise a sensory-intense experience.  Thank you for your compassion to help the autism community," said Kimberly Dick, Autism Speaks Executive Director, Field Development Georgia & Tennessee.