Traveling with children

For international travel, all infants/babies, children and minors must have a valid passport and comply with immigration requirements of the destination country. In some countries, infants/babies may need a reference on a parent’s passport. Check with Air Tahiti Nui, your travel arranger, or the consulate of the countries visited.

Photo of a flight attendant offering a kids kit to a young boy in the economy moana cabin

Infants / Babies:

The fare for infants/babies under two years old is 10 percent of the applicable available fare at the time of booking.
The infant/baby will not have their own seat to sit in. He/she travels on your knees.
For more comfort, free of charge bassinets may be available upon request, but are not guaranteed until your check-in. These bassinets are adapted to babies weighing less than 30 lbs  or 14 kg.
If you want a guaranteed seat, you will need to purchase a child fare ticket and a regulation-sized car seat is mandatory.
A 23-month-old babies who reaches 2 years old during the journey will need to travel on a reserved seat ; the applicable fare will be the Child fare for the entire journey.  In this case, the  infant will benefit from the same standard baggage allowance as you.
To maximize comfort and well-being for you and your baby, Air Tahiti Nui offers you a baby kit (containing a bib, a layer, wipes, baby powder, a rattle, etc…) and a special meal adapted to your baby’s needs. Please consult our special meals’menu and make your request at least 48 hours before departure.

Unaccompanied kid stepping onboard Air Tahiti Nui flight

Accompanied Minors:

Every child from 2 to 11 years old, must be accompanied by an independent adult who is at least 18 years of age. The accompanying adult may be under the age of 18 if he or she is the child's father, mother or legal guardian.
The child and the accompanying passenger must travel in the same cabin. If this is not the case, the child is considered an unaccompanied minor (UM).

Unaccompanied Minors:

For your children traveling alone, Air Tahiti  Nui provides you our service « Tiare Kids » : our staff accompanies your child and ensures his or her comfort and safety during the journey.

Eligibility conditions

This service is only available on flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui. It cannot be provided on flights operated by other airlines, especially when the itinerary includes connecting flights.
The “Tiare Kids” service is mandatory for children aged 5 to 11 years inclusive traveling unaccompanied.
It is also available on request for children aged 12 to 14 years inclusive.
If your child travels on the same flight as you but in a different cabin, he or she is considered unaccompanied, and the UM service fees will apply.


Please note that this service is subject to charges and the price varies according to the destination of your child.
For any reservation, please contact an Air Tahiti Nui sales agent.

Before departure

Besides their documents for traveling, prepare a bag with everything your child(ren) may need during the flight (sweater, medication, etc...).
Minimum check-in time for children traveling alone is at least 3 hours prior to departure.
At the departure, you are required to wait until an Air Tahiti Nui agent confirms you the flight departure.

Before Leaving:

Please refer to our « Baggage policies »
Besides the applicable standard allowance, we propose you the free transport of a foldable stroller or a car seat per baby and child of less than 8 years.