Regulations for travelling with children

Children aged 0 to 5 years can only travel as a passenger if accompanied by a parent or an adult passenger (in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation). The child and the accompanying person must fly in the same service class.

Children aged 5 to 12 years can travel as a passenger if accompanied by an adult or supervised by the airline staff (In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation).

Children over 12 years old may travel alone (In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation). At the special request of parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees a child up to 16 years old may also travel under supervision of the airline staff.

The child's age is determined by the date of commencement of travel at the initial point of departure as specified in the agreement of air transportation.

  • Check-in with children

    Babies up to 2 years old may share one seat with an accompanying adult. For more than one kids up to 2 years travelling with one accompanying adult, as well as for children aged 2 to 12 years a ticket with a separate seat is required for each child.

    Tickets for a baby`s travel not taking up a separate seat are free of charge on domestic flights, on international flights a discount of 90% of the fare is provided. If a baby under the age of 2 years is issued a ticket with a separate place, a discount on the travel is subject to the conditions of the applicable fare.

    Free baggage allowance is also applied for children`s baggage. Please note that the baggage must not contain items prohibited for carriage.

    In addition to free baggage allowance the airline provides the opportunity to transport the stroller, bassinet, if they are used by the passenger. Please note that the weight of a stroller must not exceed 20 kg and it must not be in the factory package.

  • Unaccompanied children

    Children aged 5 to 12 years may fly unaccompanied by parents or guardians. At the request of parents (guardians) supervision can be provided to children up to 16 years. Children under 5 years can only fly accompanied by an adult of adult passengers.

    Unaccompanied children travel will be charged at a rate of 100% of the applicable adult fare, whether it refers to "Economy Standard" or "Business" fare group. When booking and buying a ticket parents or guardians must notify the airline of the unaccompanied children service.

    Unaccompanied children are accepted on the airline`s direct flights only.

    Unaccompanied children are accepted on board if:

    • The airline has a prior agreement on the unaccompanied minor`s travel
    • There is a confirmed reservation for the flight
    • Accompanying persons remain with the child at the departure airport until the child`s boarding into the plane
    • There is a person entrusted with the child`s pick-up at the destination airport
    • Child`s travel is paid in accordance with the applicable rules and fares

    Unaccompanied children are only accepted on board after the application for an unaccompanied minor`s travel has been completed and signed by parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees:

    • the application form for all flights, except for flights departing from Sheremetyevo
    • - the application form for passengers departing from Sheremetyevo Airport, can be obtained at the front desk at Sheremetyevo airport (Terminal D).

    A person responsible for the child`s pick-up and specified in the application must be at the destination airport by the time of the flight arrival and must have a valid identity document with a photo in it.

  • Documents required for travel

    It is the parents` (adoptive parents`, guardians` or trustees`) or accompanying persons` responsibility to comply with the all the regulations of the country the child is traveling to or from.

    The exit abroad of a minor child – citizen of the Russian Federation - is performed in accordance with the Russian legislation.

    The legislation of the countries the child is planning to visit, may also contain certain entry and exit requirements.

    Check that the following documents are available and valid:

    • - child`s identity document (birth certificate, passport);
    • - for international flights - notarized permission to travel signed by parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees, if the minor citizen of the Russian Federation is leaving the Russian Federation unaccompanied by parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees. (In accordance with Article 20 of Federal Law No.114-FZ “On the procedure for leaving the Russian Federation and entering the Russian Federation” dated 15.08.1996).
  • Safety precautions for children on board

    Do not leave your child unattended during the flight, please, follow the safety instructions given by flight attendants.

    Due to safety requirements, passengers travelling with children aged 0 to 12 years may not be seated in the emergency exit rows.

    Seats located directly at the emergency exit are not available to passengers under the age of 18 years.

    If you are holding an infant (under 2 years of age) on your lap, they must be attached with a separate children’s safety belt, which is fastened to the adult passenger’s seatbelt.

    Adults may hold only one infant on their lap.

    During take-off, landing and in turbulence the infant must not be left in the cot.