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Travelling with children

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We are looking forward to welcoming your children on board. You can book flights for infants (0 or 1 year of age) and children (2 up to and including 11 years of age) directly on our website. Both infants and children need to be escorted by at least 1 adult (minimum 18 years of age). Infants must be carried on an adult's lap‚ while a child requires to have its own seat. Consequently you need to book at least as many adults as infants travelling because an adult can not escort more than one infant due to safety reasons. Likewise‚ Air Antwerp can not accept more than 5 infants on 1 single flight due to safety concerns. For children there is no limit on the amount that can be booked‚ as long as there is at least 1 adult escort booked per group of 12 children.

Air Antwerp strongly advises parents not to bring their infants on board a flight without prior consulting a medical doctor. In any case Air Antwerp can not accept infants onboard its flights that are younger than 7 days‚ or younger than 6 months if the infant was born prematurely. Incubators can not be carried on board an Air Antwerp flight. 

Please note that Air Antwerp does not offer catering on board that is adapted to infants. You are therefore encouraged to bring your own infant food and drinks on board. Unfortunately we are currently unable to heat baby food or milk on board because our aircraft is not equipped with the required ovens. 

A booking for a child is entitled to the adult baggage allowance (click here for more information). An infant or the adult carrying the infant are not entitled to any additional baggage allowance. However‚ 1 buggy or stroller per infant or child is permitted free of charge as long as it can be folded and fits in the aircraft hold. You may take this item with you to the aircraft where it will be put in the hold. On arrival it will be delivered to you at the bottom of the aircraft steps.

If you would like to put your infant in a car seat during the flight‚ this is only possible if you booked an additional seat for that purpose in advance. Please contact customer services (click here) for more information. The car seat may be of the aft or forward-facing type but it must have a rigid metal or plastic frame‚ a 4-point harness and it may not exceed the following maximum dimensions: length and width max 65 centimeters‚ height 45 centimeters.

 

Unaccompanied minors 

Children from 5 up to and including 12 years of age may travel unaccompanied on board any Air Antwerp flight provided that they are escorted by an adult to the airport of departure. The child and the accompanying adult must present themselves at the check-in desk at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure of the flight. The minor can only be accepted to board the flight if the Unaccomanied Minor Form has been completed without omissions‚ signed by the relevant person and delivered to the check-in agent. You can download this form here.

Please note that the adult who dropped off the child will not be allowed to accompany the child to the secured area of the airport beyond the security screening checkpoint. Nevertheless‚ the adult is required to remain at the airport until the flight is airborne.

Once checked in the minor will receive a badge and will be escorted to the boarding gate and onwards to the aircraft where an Air Antwerp crew member will take custody of the child. Even though Air Antwerp does not provide a dedicated escort for unaccompanied minors on board the flight‚ you can rest assured that our cabin attendants will be duly briefed and that they will take special care and attention for our young guest.

At the destination airport the cabin attendant will personally seek out the relevant staff member dedicated to collect the child and sign off the UM Form. In turn the minor will be escorted to the arrival concourse and reunited with the adult identified on the UM Form as the person picking up the child.   

Booking a flight for an unaccompanied minor must be done at least 48 hours before scheduled departure and can only be completed by contacting our customer services agents (click here). An additional fee will be charged for the Unaccompanied Minor Service.

Please note that children under the age of 5 years are not allowed to travel without an accompanying adult on Air Antwerp's fligths. The Unaccompanied Minor Service is optional for children from 13 up to and including 17 years of age.