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Travelling with Children

Traveling with children can be a challenge. Air Inuit offers special assistance for passengers who travel with children or infants and for expectant mothers.

Children under two years of age at the time of travel fly for free on Air Inuit. Be aware, however, that your infant must travel on your lap during the entire flight, including taxi, takeoff and landing.

Be sure to pack enough food, diapers, and everything you would normally need to tend to your child's basic needs.

In the case of an infant who is born less than 7 days prior to the travel date, Air Inuit requires a doctor’s certificate indicating the infant as well as the mother are physically fit for travel from (Place) to (Place) on (Date). A copy of the certificate must be presented at check-in.

Children over 2 years of age must occupy their own seat for safety reason and must be accompanied by an adult older than 16 years of age.

To ensure your child's safety during the flight, you are permitted to check in and use a Transport Canada child/infant restraint system or approved car seat at no extra charge.

We will do our best to facilitate the assignment of a seat to a child who is under the age of 14 years in close proximity to a parent, guardian or tutor at no additional charge.

We encourage you to take advantage of our pre-boarding, in order to be seated close together as the majority of our flights are operated without seat assignment.

For flights with seating assignments, if it is not possible for us to assign seats within close proximity at the time of check-in, we will ask for volunteers to change seats at the time of boarding.

If it is not possible to assign seats at the time of check-in and no passenger has volunteered to change seats at the time of boarding, we will ask again for volunteers to change seats on the aircraft before departure. 

Seating assignments of children under 14 years of age, will follow the guidelines listed below:

  • In the case of a child who is four years of age or younger, we will assign a seat that is adjacent to their parent, guardian or tutor’s seat;
  • In the case of a child who is 5 to 11 years of age, we will assign a seat that is in the same row as their parent, guardian or tutor’s seat, and that is separated from that parent, guardian or tutor’s seat by no more than one seat; and
  • In the case of a child who is 12 or 13 years of age, we will assign a seat that is in a row that is separated from the row of their parent, guardian or tutor’s seat by no more than one row.

Is your child traveling alone?

If so, Air Inuit staff will provide assistance at the airport, on board and at connecting stations, if necessary, to ensure your child's safety and comfort throughout the trip.

  • Children 5-11 years of age traveling alone must be registered as unaccompanied minors. The transport of unaccompanied minors must be declared upon making reservations and entails a supervision fee of $52.50 - $57.49 (taxes included).
  • Unaccompanied minors are attended to and from check-in until they reach the person awaiting them at their destination. A special (UM) handling tag must be completed at the time of check-in, and be carried by the child at all times while in our care.

To make travel arrangements for unaccompanied minors, please contact Air Inuit reservations.

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