What documents does my child need for the flight?
As well as the booking number or etix® ticket number all travellers need an identity card, even children/youths and infants.
New directives and European guidelines: from June 2012 children will be required to have their own travel documents.
From 26 June any German child travelling abroad, irrespective of its age, must be in possession of its own travel document. Entries in parents' passports will no longer be recognised.
The new rules also apply for travel within the EU and the Schengen area.
Foreign nationals resident in Germany are not directly affected by these changes to German passport legislation. Said foreign nationals have to abide by the rules of their home country and the entry requirements of the countries they may travel to.
Please note that for some countries, such as France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Romania and Israel, special entry and exit provisions apply for children and young people travelling alone. We state unequivocally that it the responsibility of each passenger to ensure they comply with the national entry and exit provisions and we recommend they obtain information in good time before travelling from the appropriate national authorities and procure the necessary documents.
Germanwings can only carry children under 12 years of age if they are accompanied by a legally responsible adult.
On routes within Germany and on flights from Germany to Zurich and Vienna we do offer an alternative service for children aged 5 to 11 who are travelling alone (unaccompanied minor (UM) service).
If the accompanying person is not the child's legal guardian, we require the written authorisation of the parents and/or the legal guardians. You can download the necessary form here. [Download form] Without written permission we will unfortunately have to refuse to carry the child.
Children under 12 years of age must be booked under the same reservation as the accompanying person (same booking number). If this is not the case, please contact our call centre up to 3 days before departure so that we can insert a note on the reservation of the accompanying person.
On flights operated by our partner airlines their conditions apply.