Air France supports wheelchair tennis player Emmanuelle Mörch
Emmanuelle Mörch, wheelchair tennis player and Anne Rigail, Air France CEO.
Air France is supporting wheelchair tennis champion Emmanuelle Mörch in her bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
A committed and determined wheelchair tennis champion, Emmanuelle Mörch promotes values which the airline also defends together with its customers and staff. In this way, Air France actively supports Emmanuelle Mörch in her sporting endeavours, to enable her to train in the best possible conditions and attend qualification tournaments worldwide.
Committed to the integration of people with disabilities
In line with its Social Rights and Ethics Charter, Air France applies a social policy based on integration in the workplace, respect for equal opportunities, the fight against discrimination and the promotion of diversity. 1,950 disabled employees currently work for the company.
In addition, in 2019, Air France signed the Manifesto for the integration of disabled people in economic life. With this Manifesto made up of 10 concrete measures, Air France affirms its strong commitment to employing disabled staff and ensuring their job security, which is at the heart of its human resources policy.
In 2018, the airline also signed its 10th three-year agreement with the unions on the employment of disabled people and their job security, with the main ambition of sustainably exceeding the legal 6% employment rate for disabled people.
Saphir, the assistance service for passengers with disabilities
Saphir is Air France's free assistance service to make travel easier for people with disabilities.
With Saphir, customers benefit from assistance before and after their flight, such as help with reservations, welcome at check-in, on board and on arrival, as well as free transport of an assistance dog.
Last October, at the IFM Top Resa fair, the airline was awarded the Marco Polo prize for improving the travel experience of Air France customers with disabilities. This award reflects the efforts made on a daily basis by the staff of the Air France Saphir assistance service and all the departments which contribute to the well-being of passengers with disabilities during their trip.