Unaccompanied Minor (or shortened UM) are children aged 5 to 14 years old, who travel alone unaccompanied by an adult.
Unaccompanied minor must have all the necessary documentation for the flight (airline ticket, passport, visa, if required, a completed form, so-called. Instructions for the carriage of unaccompanied minor with information about the child and the person who escort the child to the plane flight, as well as about the person who will wait the child). All documents are placed in the red, plastic bag marked with the letters UM and the child hangs it around the neck during the flight and stay at the airport. A parent or other person who escort the child to the airport, should contact the airport staff at the check in counters for the passengers registration, to fill the so-called Instruction regarding the transport of unaccompanied minor, if they have not already done that when purchasing the tickets.
Upon completion of the registration for the flight, the parent gives a child to the stewardess at the airport, who follows him to the aircraft. The person who escorted the child must remain at the airport until departure. The child gets on the aircraft before the other passengers, and the child takes on a major airplane flight attendant (purser), who refers a child to seat at the place that is intended for him. Airline personnel is responsible to comfortably and safely accommodate the child in the aircraft, usually in addition to some adults.
After flight, a child leaves the aircraft, and a cabin crew from the plane sending a child to a flight attendant, who works at the airports destination, which is obliged to escort and handed a person whose data are listed in the Instruction for the transport of unaccompanied minor. A person who accepts the child must be identified and sign the Instruction for the transportation of unaccompanied minor.
Some low-cost airlines do not provide a transport service of unaccompanied minor, for that reason, we encourage you to inquire about this opportunity with a chosen airline or at an airport from which you are travelling.
Contact phone for information about the transport of unaccompanied minor at the airport Niš: +381 18 458 33 36