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Kids in the Air

Baggage allowance
Unaccompanied minor

Children baggage allowance

Kids in the Air

Baggage for kids under 2 years of age

Children younger than 2 years of age can travel sitting on your lap.

You may bring:

  • One piece of hand baggage or one piece of checked baggage with baby care items up to 10 kg (55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm - including wheels and handles).
  • One foldable buggy or one child carrier.
  • One Maxi Cosi or car seat to be placed in Over Head Bin during the flight. Unless you have purchased a seat for your infant, this can be placed on the seat and used during the flight, if the manufacturer approves the use on board the aircraft.

Baggage for kids between 2 and 11 years

Children between 2 and 11 years of age are entitled to the same free baggage allowance as adults - according to the travel class.

Travelling with a buggy

You can bring a foldable buggy right up to the gate free of charge and we will then place it in the hold of the aircraft.

Children fare

Kids in the Air

Children under 2 years

Children under 2 years of age are allowed to travel on a parent's lap. Their ticket costs 10% of the regular fare. Please note that only one baby per adult is accepted. You can reserve a baby bassinet (max. baby weight 18 kilo and/or max. baby length 70cm) for your infant by selecting a child fare. If your infant is 2 years old at the time of your flight, the child fare is applicable (see below).

Children between 2 and 11 years

Children between 2 and 11 years of age travel at our special kids rate (75% of the regular fare, excluding promotional fares).

If your child turns 12

If your child turns 12 while travelling, then the adult fares applies.

Children meals

Kids in the Air

For babies and children under two years of age

No specific meals are served on board. Please feel free to breastfeed and/or bring any milk or suitable baby food on board.

Any restrictions at the airport concerning liquids do not apply to your baby food.

Unaccompanied minor (UM)

Kids in the Air

Kids between 5 and 12 years of age

We provide a service to care for children between 5 and 12 years of age - that guarantees the safety of your child and ensures they feel well cared for and able to enjoy their flight.

What is 'unaccompanied'?

Children are considered to be travelling alone if they are not accompanied by a person over 18. The exception is if the accompanying adult (who is under 18 years of age) is the mother, father or legal guardian of the child.

Please book our Kids in the Air service in advance, at least 72 hours before the flight. There is an additional charge for this service.

This service is available not only when a child is travelling alone, but also when they are travelling in a different class to their accompanying adult. In this case, your child will remain under the supervision of our crew throughout the flight.

If your child has a disability or reduced-mobility, we regret that they are not permitted to travel alone.

Young people between 12 and 16 years of age

As from their 12th birthday, a child may travel alone if they wish and their parent or guardian agrees). Although it’s not mandatory to use a support service, we are still very happy to care for these young explorers.

Travelling can be challenging and stressful, so our team could escort them between the check-in and the gate and for the return from the deboarding to the arrival in the building and remit to the parents or family.

We will make sure your child feels safe, confident and happy throughout their journey.

The same rates and regulations as the service for Unaccompanied Minor apply.

At the airport


When your child is travelling alone, please arrive at the airport no later than 2 hours before the flight's scheduled departure time. This will allow plenty of time for paperwork to be completed and for the assistance to be arranged.

For security and safety reasons, online check-in is not permitted for children who are travelling alone.

Firstly, please go to the check-in counter with your child and their baggage. Your child's baggage will be labelled with a tag and delivered to the carousel as priority baggage upon arrival.

Special assistance desk

Once your child has checked in, please bring them to the Special Assistance desk. As the parent or guardian, you will be asked to complete all necessary paperwork, including giving Air Belgium permission to transport the child to their destination.

It is important that you check entry requirements for your destination before your child's departure, and make sure that the child is carrying all necessary travel documents such as passport, visas and vaccination papers.

Your child's documents and passport will be placed in a Special Pouch that will be worn around his/her neck and must remain clearly visible throughout the entire journey.


Once the paperwork has been completed, your child may go to the departure gate. You can choose to stay with your child up until the moment of boarding, which makes travel more pleasant for them. Otherwise, a member of the assistance crew can escort your child to the gate.

In both cases, we kindly ask that you remain at the airport until the aircraft has departed - in case of any delays or incidents.

Documents needed

  • Itinerary and boarding pass
  • Passport with recent picture of your child
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Entry documents (if applicable)
  • Travel authorisation from the parent
  • Complete contact information for the person dropping the child off at departure.
  • Complete contact information for the person authorised to collect the child upon arrival.

To save time, you can complete this form ahead of your travel date, and then bring it to the airport.

Upon arrival

Once the aircraft has landed, your child will remain on board until all passengers have disembarked. The assistance services representative will meet your child and escort them throughout the arrival process.

The assistance services representative will then meet the person who is collecting your child at their destination - and we kindly ask them to ensure they arrive on time at the airport.

Please note:

the person who is collecting your unaccompanied child must provide proof of identity, for example, a passport or identity card, before the child can be released to them.


  • Unaccompanied Child
  • Online payment
  • 95€ per one-way flight

Caring for young people travelling alone

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Sometimes, it's necessary for minor to travel unaccompanied. Air Belgium has a dedicated Kids In the Air service to ensure these children feel safe, secure and happy throughout their journey.

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