Airports Authority of India and Travel Food Services open café run by specially-abled individuals

22 Aug 2019 by Business Traveller India

In an effort to promote inclusion and diversity, Airports Authority of India(AAI), in partnership with Travel Food Services(TFS), has launched a café — Coffee Box at Chennai International Airport that is entirely managed by specially-abled individuals.

The Chennai International Airport tweeted:

The initiative is aimed at generating unique employment opportunities for Speech and Hearing Impaired (SHI) community.

Coffee Box will feature a specially crafted menu complemented by a warm atmosphere that will allow customers to get an insight into the lives of the SHI community. Existing team members at Chennai International Airport including senior coaches, managers and HR teams have been given a special sign language training to be able to connect with the Coffee Box team.

Commenting on this initiative, S. Sreekumar, airport director, Chennai International Airport said,”We are always striving towards helping all segments of society when it comes to our business practices and currently at the brink of a notable redevelopment program of airports that will change the landscape of important travel hubs.

“Apart from the physical transformation, we have associated with TFS to bring a unique opportunity to create long-term employment opportunities to the specially-abled individuals, thereby uplifting the SHI community.”

Aneri Shroff

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