Kenya Airways Unaccompanied Minors Policy

Per Kenya Airways’ Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) policy, children between 5 – 14 years (inclusive) of age are allowed to travel alone as Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) on all flights. Unaccompanied Minors are defined as children who are not accompanied by a passenger who is at least 18 years old on their trip. 

Major Highlights Of Kenya Airways Unaccompanied Minors

The key points to remember for children travelling alone as Unaccompanied Minors on Kenya Airways are as follows:

  • Children below 5 years are not allowed to travel alone—they must be accompanied by a passenger who is at least 18 years old.
  • Unaccompanied Minors will be charged the full fare plus a UMNR handling fee. 
  • The Unaccompanied Minor’s parent or legal guardian must fill out, sign, and submit the following forms in advance: 
  • Young Passengers (children aged 15 – 17 years) will be charged a UMNR handling fee on international flights (but not on domestic flights). The Young Passenger’s parent or legal guardian is must fill out, sign, and submit an indemnity form before traveling.
  • Conditions of acceptance 
    • The parent/legal guardian must book at least 24 hours before departure.
    • The Unaccompanied Minor will be accepted only on confirmed flights, incl. those involving other airlines. 
  • Restrictions
    • Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted on: 
      • Flights involving overnight stopovers or connections.
      • Connecting flights involving a train or a bus.
      • Itineraries involving a connecting flight to/from the United States on American Airlines.
      • Connecting flights involving a change of airport. 
      • Connections exceeding 5 hours. 
    • If an unaccompanied minor is traveling with a parent or legal guardian who is booked in a different cabin, the full fee will be charged. 
  • Fares and Handling Fees 
    • Unaccompanied Minors will be charged the full adult fare plus a handling fee—child discounts and promo fares will not apply. However, the handling fee will not apply for domestic flights (EDL, MYD, LAU, KIS, MBA, and NBO). 
    • If traveling with another sibling, the Unaccompanied Minor fee will be charged for each sibling. 
  • Other Conditions 
    • If traveling in a group, the standard handling fee will apply if the unaccompanied minors are not accompanied by an adult. If they are accompanied by an adult, normal group conditions will apply.
    • Interline travels will be accepted on Kenya Airways’ partner airlines only if the reservation is confirmed by the partner airline. 
    • If the itinerary includes onward domestic flights on other airlines and the tickets were purchased on separate documents, the UMNR service will terminate at the international airport.
    • The UMNR fee does not apply to KOOLFLIERS on the Kenya Airways’ network or flights operated by Kenya Airways. 
    • Unaccompanied Minors: 
      • Must be accompanied to the airport by a parent or legal adult guardian. 
      • Must be picked up by the authorized adult guardian at the arrival airport. 
    • The parent or adult legal guardian:
      • Must reach the airport check-in desk at the check-in time. 
      • Must stay at the airport till the flight departs.
    • For more information, call the 24-hour helpline at +1-844-903-1897/+254 20-3274747 or the KQ office in your country.

Unaccompanied Minor Reservations

How do I book the Unaccompanied Minors service on Kenya Airways?

You can book the Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) service by calling +1-844-903-1897/+254 20-3274747 or the KQ office in your country.


Frequently Asked Questions on Kenya Airways

No, it doesn’t. Unaccompanied minors will be charged the full adult fare plus a handling fee. 

To travel as an Unaccompanied Minor on Kenya Airways, your child must be between 5 – 14 years old. The Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) service is mandatory for children between 5 – 14 years who are travelling without an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old. 

Children below 5 years of age will not be accepted as Unaccompanied Minors. Young Passengers between 15 – 17 years of age must pay the UMNR handling fee when travelling on international flights (but not on flights within Kenya), and their parent/legal guardian must submit an indemnity form.

You will have to pay the full fare plus a handling fee for which you will need to contact Kenya Airways.

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