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Children

If you’re bringing children from 2 to under 12 years old with you when you fly, let us help you and the kids have an enjoyable journey.

Travelling with children

For their safety, child passengers aged between 2 and 12 years old travelling on a Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flight need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians at all times.

If your child is registered as an unaccompanied minor, we will take good care of them for you.

If your child is under 24 months old, please check out our travelling with infants section.

Travelling with children

Flight preparation tips

There are two types of tickets that you can buy if you want to bring a baby on board a Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flight – one for infants and one for children.

See infant tickets

Travelling with a child ticket

A child ticket is especially convenient if you bring your own personal car safety seat or plan on using other safety devices.

Please note that not all safety devices are usable or available on all types of aircraft or classes.

If you get a child ticket, your child will have their own seat and also the usual baggage allowance.

See check-in baggage allowance

Flying tips

Every flight with us is an opportunity for fun. Here are some of the ways we help your kids enjoy their flight.

Inflight entertainment

Both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have a fantastic selection of family-friendly movies from cartoons to anime, all especially picked for kids.

Fun pack

Kids 3-6 years old will be offered a colourful children's fun pack full of goodies to keep them occupied on the flight, which includes stationery, games, and activity books – all of which they can take home with them after the trip.

Please note: We are unable to provide the fun pack on flights travelling solely within Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Children’s meals

We serve healthy and nutritious children’s meals with colourful and child-safe cutlery - just to let us know you would like us to provide them as far in advance of your flight as possible.

Please note: We cannot reheat or chill your personal food items for hygiene reasons.

See the full list of special meals

Airport tips

There are specially designed children play areas at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Check out their location at the HKIA website.