Everything you need to know.

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Travelling with Children/Infants

Unaccompanied Minors

Travelling with Children and/or Infants

We will do our utmost to make flights enjoyable for adults and families travelling with children. Children aged between 2 to 11 years and 11 months or younger are considered Children, while newborns up to 1 year and 11 months are referred to as Infants.

Children and Infants are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults, based on the type of ticket they purchased. View full fare conditions here.

Baggage-pooling Policy: Baggage-pooling is not permitted between passengers travelling to the same final destination on the same routing.

Buggy (Pram, Pushchair, Stroller) Policy: A collapsible buggy is carried free of charge on all KM Malta Airlines operated flights. Once you reach the aircraft steps, it will be taken and stowed in the aircraft hold and delivered with your baggage upon arrival at your destination

Extra Seat Purchase for Infants: Since infants do not occupy a seat, for added comfort, consider purchasing an extra seat for your infant. This allows you to bring KM Malta Airlines approved car-seats or booster seats on board. Customers can carry a collapsible buggy and a car seat together as long as the infant has a seat. Extra seats can be purchased through our Customer Support

Car Seat Criteria: For a car-seat to be acceptable, the following criteria must be met. This information is normally available in the Manufacturer’s user manual or website:

  1. Certified according to the European Technical Standard Order ETSO-C100c on Aviation Child Safety Device (ACSD); OR
  2. Approved by EASA through a Type Certificate or Supplemental Type Certificate; OR
  3. Meeting the technical standards specified below
    • UN Standard ECE R44-04 (or 03), or ECE R129 bearing the respective ‘ECE R’ label; AND 
    • German ‘Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems for Use in Aircraft’ (TÜV/958-01/2001) bearing the label ‘For Use in Aircraft’
  4. Certified according to Canadian CMVSS 213/213.1 bearing the respective label; OR
  5. Certified according to US FMVSS No 213 and bearing one or two labels displaying the following two sentences:
  6. Certified according to Australia/New Zealand’s technical standard AS/NZS 1754:2013 bearing the green part on the label displaying ‘For Use in Aircraft’


  • Infants travelling on infant fares (no seat) must be under 2 years for the entire journey (ie, departure date of all segments within ticket validity)
  • An infant reaching their second birthday before the return segment is classified as a child for that segment
  • Ticket reservations in such cases have to be made through our Customer Support, Sales Office at Malta International Airport, or your travel agent. Please note that online bookings are not possible for such cases.

For any further assistance, feel free to contact us.

Unaccompanied Minors

Our Unaccompanied Minor (UM) service is designed to provide a secure and enjoyable travel experience for children travelling solo. A child who is between 7 to 11 years and 11 months old (not yet having reached 12 years of age) who is not accompanied by a guardian passenger aged 16 years or older, is considered an unaccompanied minor.

This service is optional for any unaccompanied passengers aged between 12 to 16 years.

The accompanying adult at the departure airport must remain at the airport until the flight actually departs. In the event of a long delay, the UM will be returned to the accompanied adult's care until such time that the flight is ready to leave again.

We place the utmost importance on your child’s safety, and are fully committed to be responsible for your loved one’s safety when travelling alone, from the moment when the departure escort hands over the child into our care at the departure airport until the child is passed on to the authorised escort at the destination.

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Important note for passengers departing to/from Italy: The unaccompanied minor service is obligatory for passengers travelling unaccompanied who have reached their 7th birthday but not their 14th birthday. The service is optional for any passengers aged 14 years and over. In addition, UM’s holding Italian passports who have not yet reached their 14th birthday and are travelling unaccompanied to/from/within Italy, including Sicily, are required to obtain, in addition to the KM Malta Airlines' UM policy, a Dichiarazione Di Accompagno (Statement of Accompaniment), signed by both parents/guardians and authorised by the Italian police before departure. Visit the following link to fill in the form: www.passaportonline.poliziadistato.it.

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Here's all you need to know about our Unaccompanied Minor (UM) service:

Download the UM form and print it. Fill in the details then email it to [email protected].

The form has to reach us at least 48 hours prior to departure of your flight.


A non-refundable and non-transferable service fee of €70 per unaccompanied minor per flight segment shall be collected on booking. Special offer fares are not applicable for unaccompanied minors.


For the boarding procedure, we provide a ‘Meet and Assist’ service for unaccompanied minors. One of our officials will be present to accompany the child through security and passport control formalities. In the departure lounge, we will continue to attend to the child until they are escorted to the aircraft and handed personally to the care of the In-flight Manager.


During the flight, our crew members will ensure the well-being of your child and offer assistance as required with in-flight meals and refreshments as well as making sure that they are fully comfortable. Our crew will also make sure that your child is neatly groomed upon arrival and that all personal belongings are collected before disembarking.


On arrival at the destination, the appointed cabin crew member (typically the In-flight Manager), will pass the child to a waiting KM Malta Airlines official, who in turn will assist the minor with luggage collection and all other airport customs and immigration formalities if needed. The child will then be personally handed over to the waiting adult guardian who will in turn sign a receipt.

For more details, get in touch with us on [email protected]