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Traveller’s guide

Unaccompanied children

Children and air travel

Some airlines allow children to travel alone as Unaccompanied Minors or UMs. 

Other airlines prefer to set an age limit for minors travelling alone and that minors are not individually assisted by the airline crew.


You can consult the specific travel conditions for Unaccompanied Minors from each airline operating to and from Caen airport below by clicking on the airline logo 




Air France has created Kids Solo, a service for children traveling alone. Air France personnel accompany your child to ensure safety and comfort at the airport, on board or in waiting for flight connections. Children may also enjoy specialized catering and age-appropriate entertainment as part of this service.

Only CHALAIR AVIATION flights operated by ATR 42 and with a cabin crew (hostess or steward) accept on board children travelling alone (UM)  from 4 to 11 years old inclusive. 

Flybe flights are operated by Stobart Air. This airline does not offer an UM service for children under 12 years on the London-Southend – Caen route. If, however, you wish your child over 12 years of age to travel unaccompanied, the airport provides you with a form that you must complete on the day of departure.

With HOP! Let it be stress-free ! 

With HOP! children aged between 4 and 11 years may travel alone on French domestic routes and from 5 to 14 years of age for all European services.

VOLOTEA  does not provide an unaccompanied minor service. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Passengers aged 12 and over may travel alone, with the exception of flights from Italy or Croatia. Children travelling from these countries must be at least 14 years of age to travel alone. 

Volotea does not provide the service of escorting minors, and therefore those minors who do not meet the minimum age requirement to fly should be accompanied by a fellow passenger aged 16 years or older who appears on the same booking, or their father, mother, or legal guardian.

It is possible that minors who fly alone will need special travel documentation.


 All airlines require that any travel document given to the child should be in the possession of the passenger throughout the duration of the trip.

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