Travelling as an unaccompanied minor

Looking after minors travelling alone

Your airline staff will look after children travelling alone as they make their way through our terminal: they will accompany your child and make sure they have a safe journey from beginning to end. 

How old does a child have to be in order to travel alone?

Does your child have to fly alone? Most airlines do not allow children under the age of 12 to travel alone. However, they usually offer assistance for unaccompanied minors, open to children aged 4 and over.

For more information, please contact your airline

Children aged 4 and over

Children may travel alone from the age of 4, depending on the airline, as a UM (Unaccompanied Minor) passenger.

Children aged 4 to 11 inclusive are automatically taken care of by this service.

Children aged over 12

The airline does not provide legal care for children over 12 travelling alone.

It will, however, endeavour to assist them if difficulties arise.


Not all airlines departing from Toulouse offer the UM service, the terms may differ. Please contact your airline.

Please contact your airline

STEP 1 - Booking
STEP 2 - Travel documents
STEP 3 - At the airport
STEP 4 - Arrival at destination

What you need to know when using the unaccompanied minor service:

  • Bear in mind: not all airlines departing from Toulouse offer the UM service. Please contact your airline.
  • The UM accompaniment service is completely free of charge, for the airlines that offer it.
  • It is no longer possible to register children on their parents' passports. From age 0 to 17, minors must have their own personal document in order to travel.
  • In case of delayed or cancelled flights, staff take care of children travelling alone as top priority. Your child remains under constant supervision, even if accommodation is required. The airline will make all the arrangements required to accompany your child throughout their journey.