Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements for a child travelling alone?

It depends on the age of the child and the flight destination.
 

Children of the age of 12 and older

  • may travel alone (conditions may vary in different countries)

Children between 5 and 11 years of age

Finland

  • With a family member of at least 12 years of age or
  • With an escort of at least 16 years of age provided by the child’s legal guardian

International flights

  • With a family member of at least 16 years of age or
  • With an escort of at least 18 years of age provided by the child’s legal guardian

Please note, that when travelling to and from the United States, an unaccompanied minor reservation is required for under 15-year-old children travelling alone.


Children under 5 years

Finland

  • With a family member of at least 16 years of age or
  • With a guide of at least 18 years of age provided by the child’s legal guardian

International flights

  • With an escort of at least 18 years of age provided by the child’s legal guardian


Otherwise, The Unaccompanied Minor (UM) service is needed. The service is available for flights marketed by Finnair (AY code on the ticket) and operated by Finnair or Norra.

The Unaccompanied Minor service is also available for adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age travelling alone. Please contact our Customer service for the reservation.  

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