Therapy dogs make airport return to help passengers with flight nerves

The 'Canine Crew' aim to help to reduce the anxiety of passengers.

Therapy dogs make airport return to help passengers with flight nerves Email
The project has previously gained international recognition.

Therapy dogs aimed at helping ease the nerves of anxious passengers are to make their return to an airport for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

The Therapets project at Aberdeen International Airport was launched in 2019 in partnership with Canine Concern Scotland Trust.

It seeks to help reduce anxiety associated with travelling through interaction with therapy dogs.

The project has gained international recognition, having won the National Geographic Traveller’s Award for innovation four years ago.

The dogs will now make a long-awaited return to the terminal for weekly visits.

Fraser Bain, airport duty manager at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “Our Canine Crew has been a hit with passengers and staff ever since our four-legged friends came to the airport.

“We are delighted they are able to return and build on the fantastic job that was already started before the pandemic.”

Diane Wood, lead representative and Trustee from Canine Concern Scotland Trust, added: “Our Crew are delighted to be back in the terminal meeting passengers and staff and the canine crew members can’t wait to be off of furr-lough.”