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I. General

Ethiopian considers children from the age of 5 to end of 11 years who are traveling alone on Ethiopian or Other Airline as Unaccompanied Minors. Escort service is mandatory for unaccompanied minors aged between 5 to end of 11 traveling on a code share flight but escort is optional on Ethiopian flights provided only when special attention is requested by the guardian.

Ethiopian considers youth between the ages of 12 to17 as unaccompanied minors as well if special attention is required by youth’s parents or guardian. If the flight is operated by Ethiopian Airlines that is if the flight is none code share flight, there is no need for escort and service fee payment for a minor aged between the ages of 12 to 17 unless special attention is requested. If, however, the flight is not operated by Ethiopian Airlines, that is if the flight is code share flight operated by other airlines, the minor aged between 12 to 17 shall be required to pay adult fare plus service fee applicable to the sector as detailed below. But escort service is still not mandatory even on code share flights unless special attention requested for this age group.

Please refer Unaccompanied Minors service and escort fees table below for detailed information. 

Note: The parent/guardian of the minor shall be expected to finalize the unaccompanied minor formalities of the other involved airline for the onward sector.

Currently United Airline does not offer unaccompanied minor service connecting to or from other airline’ flights. For more information please visit United Airline website click here.  

II. Policy

  1. Unaccompanied minors under the age of five (5) years shall not be accepted on all Ethiopian flights without accompanying family member.
  2. A Company escort (cabin crew) is optional for unaccompanied minors between the ages of 5 to end of 11 years on domestic/ international routes operated by Ethiopian (Non-codeshare flights).
  3. An escort can be provided by Ethiopian, at an applicable charge, on both domestic and international routes.

III. Procedures

Prior to issuance of ticket, the client should fill an Unaccompanied Minor Form with complete addresses and telephone numbers of all the responsible persons involved who will be responsible at origin, intermediate (if transfer is involved) and destination stations.

  1. In the event that arrangement cannot be made by a parent or guardian to receive the child at transfer point and no escort service is requested, Ethiopian will assist in making arrangements for a suitable custodian without, accepting any liability. This arrangement of such custodianship is for children who are 12 and above years of age.

    IV. Unaccompanied Minors service and Escort fees

    NON-CODE SHARE FLIGHTS:
     
    Age group (year)
     
    Applicable Fare
     
    Location To/From ADD
    Amount in USD per sector Company Escort
    International Route Domestic Route
    5 to end of 11 years  
    Adult Fare
     
    Africa
     
    100
     
    Optional
     
    Optional
    5 to end of 11 years  
    Adult Fare
    Middle East  
    100
     
    Optional
     
    Optional
    5 to end of 11 years  
    Adult Fare
     
    Europe
     
    125
     
    Optional
     
    Optional
    5 to end of 11 years  
    Adult Fare
     
    Asia
     
    150
     
    Optional
     
    Optional
     
    5 to end of 11 years
     
     
    Adult Fare
    North & Latin
    America
     
     
    175
     
     
    Optional
     
     
    Optional
    12 to end of 17 Years  
    Adult Fare
      
    optional
     
    Optional
     
    Optional
    Domestic sector 500 Birr per sector

     

    Note: For age group 5 to end of 11 years, If escort is requested the applicable charge is Child Fare + One way adult fare for Escort + Service charge.

    Youth from 12-17 years will pay applicable service charge if special attention is required.

    CODE SHARE FLIGHTS
     
    Age group (year)
     
    Applicable Fare
    Location To/From ADD Amount in USD per sector Company Escort Requirement Company Escort Fare
    5 to end of 11 years Adult Fare Africa 100 Mandatory One-way adult fare
    5 to end of 11 years Adult Fare Middle East 100 Mandatory One-way adult fare
    5 to end of 11 years Adult Fare Europe 125 Mandatory One-way adult fare
    5 to end of 11 years Adult Fare Asia 150 Mandatory One-way adult fare
    5 to end of 11 years  
    Adult Fare
    North & Latin America  
    175
     
    Mandatory
    One-way adult fare
    12 to end of 17 Years Adult Fare  Optional Optional Optional
    Domestic sector 500 Birr per sector

     

    Note: For age group 5 to end of 11 years, applicable charge is Child Fare + One-way adult fare for Escort + Service charge.

    Youth from 12-17 years will pay adult fare + applicable service charge.

    Unaccompanied minor form Click Here

    Disclaimer

    These pages are for informative purposes only and do not form a contract. As such, any information contained within this site is subject to change with or without notice. Ethiopian Airlines assumes no liability for these changes. Ethiopian also reserves the right to interpret and apply these policies and procedures. In each case, Ethiopian’s interpretations and applications shall be final and conclusive.

     

     

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