Rules for travelling unaccompanied children

Children flying with Uzbekistan Airways may be either accompanied or not accompanied by adult passengers.

The child's age shall be determined as of the date of commencement of the carriage from the airport (point) of departure, specified in the carriage document.

Children over the age of twelve years and infants over two years after commencement of the carriage, shall continue their travelling according to the tariffs in effect on the date of commencement of carriage 10% of the normal fare of the accompanying adult Passenger shall be paid for the carriage of one infant under 2 years old, provided that the infant does not occupy a separate seat and there is no free baggage allowance. For the carriage of other infants under the two years, accompanied by adult passengers, and also If an infant under the two years of age is provided with a separate seat at the request of the accompanying passenger, then the infant shall be carried with a discount of 50% of the regular air fare or 67% of excursion or special fare with separate seat and norm of free baggage.

50% of the regular air fare or 67% of excursion or special fare shall be paid for carriage of one child from two to twelve years old, accompanied by an adult passenger with separate seat and norm of free baggage.

Children from 5 to 14 can be transported unaccompanied. The carriage of unaccompanied children is made in accordance with the regulations, rules and prescriptions of the competent authorities of the country, into, out of or through the territory of which the carriage is being made.

Children exit from the Republic of Uzbekistan regulated by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan № 200 dated 07.07.2011. According to the provisions of this document, the carriage of children under 15 years who are citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan without accompanied person is not allowed (direct link to the Resolution).

For the carriage of each unaccompanied child, regardless to his age, it is paid 100% of the corresponding normal fare, applied to the carriage on the date of buying of the air ticket for unaccompanied child .

When obtaining passenger ticket for unaccompanied minor EUR 20 fee is charged for special service provided to this passenger category. The fee is charged one time for each ticket for international carriage of one unaccompanied minor under the 15 years of age, regardless to the type of the route (OW, RT, OJ) requested for the carriage. When selling tickets for domestic flights for unaccompanied minors, the fee is not charged.

In case of voluntary or involuntary return of the ticket, issued for an unaccompanied minor, this fee is fully refundable.

For an unaccompanied children a standard form "Request for transportation of unaccompanied child" is mandatorily issued at the Representative office of Uzbekistan Airways or at the airport and the airline provides escort services in child’s direct or back flight route. At the request of the parents or guardians of children aged 15 to 16 years and in condition of payment EUR 20 fee, it may also be issued a standard form "Request for transportation of unaccompanied child" and escort service for child is provided.

Any unexpected costs of an unaccompanied child, raised by the transport of the child, the parents, guardians or persons designated by parents or guardians pay in accordance with the "Declaration of the parents or guardians" to send the child at the departure airport or a meeting at the stopover or destination airport. Such payments are made on the basis of MCO issued for these purposes.

At the point of departure the parents, guardians or persons designated by parents in accordance with the "Declaration of the parents or guardians" and accompanying the child, should handover the child by signing "Request for transportation of unaccompanied child" to the Uzbekistan Airways representative or authorized ground service agent. In the absence of signed by the parents or guardians "Request for transportation of unaccompanied child", this document is issued by the Uzbekistan Airways representative or authorized ground service agent after parents’ or other accompanying persons’ apply before the flight registration.

The first copy of "Request for transportation of unaccompanied child" with the signature of the person who took over the child for accompanying him to the aircraft board, is given to the parents, guardians or persons designated by parents. The child’s documents are put into the special waterproof envelope for documents of unaccompanied minor.

The parents or guardians should stay at the airport until the child’s flight has departed.

At the point of transferring on connecting flights (if such point exists on the route of unaccompanied minor ), the authorized ground service agent or Uzbekistan Airways representative will ensure that ground staff assists in passing of the documents control and flight registration, will escort unaccompanied minor from their arrival gate to departure gate, and handover the child to the flight attendant.

At the point of destination the authorized ground service agent or Uzbekistan Airways representative will meet the Unaccompanied Minor, taking him from the flight attendant and assisting him to pass all document checks, to receive baggage and accompany the child to the designated person. Proof of the identity information stated in "Request for transportation of unaccompanied child" will be requested before handing over the child to the designated person.

If at the point of destination, nobody meet the unaccompanied minor, then the authorized ground service agent or Uzbekistan Airways representative, on the basis of the "Declaration of the parents or guardians" is authorized to make a decision, which is necessary for ensuring of child’s security, including, decision on returning the child to the airport of departure or handing over the child to the corresponding authorities of the country of destination.

If the unaccompanied minor, who was forcedly brought back to the point of departure, has no ticket for the return trip, the parents, guardians or persons designated by parents or guardians pay in accordance with the "Declaration of the parents or guardians" any unexpected costs of an unaccompanied child, raised by the transport of the child, to send the child at the departure airport or servicing unaccompanied minor.

In case of emergency situation, the authorized ground service agent or Uzbekistan Airways representative will ensure accompanying the child during all the procedures, stipulated by the rules of the passengers service in case of emergency situations, and immediate departure of unaccompanied child.