Unaccompanied minor service
The airBaltic unaccompanied minor service is available for children ages 5 and over, if the legislation of the child’s country of residence permits it. For children 5-11 years of age this service is mandatory, but for children 12-17 years of age, the service is optional if requested by their parents or guardians. The service ensures that the child is under the supervision of the airline from check-in until the child has met his/her parent or guardian upon arrival at the destination. Note that the parent or guardian must remain at the airport until the flight has departed. At the final destination, the parent or guardian must show up on time for the arrival of the flight.
The unaccompanied minor service must be arranged and paid for in advance at airBaltic ticket offices or via the online payment form as prior confirmation is required. Up to of five children using the unaccompanied minor service are accepted on each flight. A non-refundable charge of 60 EUR applies per one way journey. Only one service charge applies if there are two children travelling as part of the same reservation. These rules only apply to flights operated by airBaltic. If part of the journey is operated by another airline, different charges may be applied (please contact the operating carrier for more information).
To arrange the unaccompanied minor service for a child who is a citizen or non-citizen of Latvia, or an individual who has been granted the status of a stateless person in the Republic of Latvia, a notarised child travel consent form is required on direct flights from Riga to airports outside the Schengen area/European Union area (i.e., direct flights to Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, etc.)
There may be different restrictions for unaccompanied minor travel in some countries. E.g. in Moldova a minor can travel only under the supervision of an adult resident of the same country, or, at Frankfurt airport, where the parent (or authorised guardian), who is handing the child over to the airline's representatives, has to accompany them to the boarding gate. Please make sure to check the relevant sources.
Exception: the unaccompanied minor service is not available on flights from Riga to Tampere.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or over or use the unaccompanied minor service if the child is 5 or older. One adult can accompany a single infant (a passenger up to the age of 2). Online, you can only buy tickets for children who will be travelling under the supervision of an adult. Notarised credentials might be required in case travelling out of the country of citizenship or Schengen area.
Children aged between 12 and 15 (included) may travel alone if they hold a passport and birth certificate. Notarised credentials might be required in case travelling out of the country of citizenship or Schengen area.
Passengers aged between 16 and 18 may travel alone if they hold a passport (or for some destinations national ID card, please check travel document information). Notarised credentials might be required in case travelling out of the country of citizenship or Schengen area.
Please note! The information on this page applies to flights operated by airBaltic. Our partner airlines may have different regulations, so please check with them directly.
Please note! The given prices and information replace any information published previously and are subject to amendments or cancellation taken unilaterally by airBaltic at any time. The equivalent of the given prices in a different currency may vary depending on the currency fluctuation and applied rate. A bank applies its own exchange rates and commissions, thus the total amount may differ from that on the website.