Unaccompanied minors

It can be quite daunting for a child traveling alone, both to the child and the loved ones. Rest assured that your child is in safe hands while traveling alone with us. At Himalaya Airlines we take all the extra measures to take special care of your child at every step of the way: at airport, during flight and after landing till your child is reunited with loved ones.

During departure, your child shall be taken care by Airport Ground Staff to clear all the formalities such as check-in, baggage, & immigration. After clearance of all formalities for boarding, child shall be handed over to Cabin Crew.

During flight, Cabin Crew shall take care of all the requirements of the child right through boarding till disembarkation.

After landing, Cabin Crew shall handover the child to Ground Staff of destination airport who shall then take care of the child to clear all formalities such as: immigration clearance, baggage collection etc. before handing over the child to the appointed guardian at the arrival gate.

We bear a legal responsibility while undertaking the carriage of unaccompanied minors/young passengers and is vital for us to exercise the greatest care and discretion in the matter.

How it works

To seek assistance for Unaccompanied Minors, legal guardian shall fill the form along with all the required documents at the H9 Sales Counter at least 24 hours before the flight. Guardian at the origin airport must be available at the airport premises until the flight takes-off. Guardian at the destination airport must immediately pick up the child after clearance of all formalities. Guardians at both the airports must carry their listed identification card with them.

Our Ground Staff at both the Airports & Cabin Crew are notified in advance about your child, who will board, escort and assist your children with anything they need. Your child is in safe hands and is given special attention and care during the entire journey.

For last moment Unaccompanied Minors (UM) service request, forms can be filled at the Airport Office along with all the required documents. However, prior notification is highly appreciated.

In order for your child to have a seamless experience on board, please ensure that they are fit-to-fly and that they are able to follow our Cabin Crew’s safety instructions.

* Unaccompanied Minors (UM) service is subject to applicable charges.

Age Classification

All children between the age 5 years up to his/her 12th birthday travelling alone on a firm ticket are considered to be Unaccompanied Minors (UMs).

All children between the age 12 years up to his/her 16th birthday is considered Young Passengers (YPs)

The procedures below shall be applied to all unescorted children in the mentioned age group, even if they are not identified in their bookings as UMNR:

Age Age Category
Travel Requirement
Between 5 to 12 years old
(Up to 12th Birthday) A.K.A.
Unaccompanied Child Passenger
May travel alone with the Unaccompanied Minor Service. Adult fare must be paid along with applicable UM charges.
Between 12 to 16 years old
(Up to 16th Birthday) A.K.A.
Unaccompanied Young Passenger
May travel alone. Available for Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Service.
UM with special needs OR,
Below 5 years old (Up to 5th Birthday)
Must not travel alone. Must be accompanied by passenger of 18 years of age or above and is a known relative or friend.
*For the list of documents and applied charges please contact the nearest H9 Sales Office.