Children, Infants and Expectant Mothers

Your travel just got easier. We’ve put together some useful information to help guide you and your family smoothly through the airport right to your final destination, with the goal of keeping your kids smiling the entire way

Booking a flight for your infant/child

1. Infants (7 days to 2Years)

Infants must be 7 days or older to travel on a Skyward flight. You must have a medical clearance certificate issued by a physician to present at Check-In for any infant less than 7 days old.


Skyward can accommodate a maximum of 5 infants per flight. If you are travelling with an infant under the age of 2, you can choose between two options:

  1. Purchase a paid seat
    • You can pay a full fare and have your infant travel in an approved car seat which fits into the aircraft seat securely.
    • This reservation cannot be booked online, so contact us at +254 709 786 000 and we'll be pleased to help you
  2. Travel with the infant seated in your lap
    • A lap-held infant is subjected to a base fare minus taxes as per below:
      ~ Mombasa, Eldoret & Ukunda route is charged at Kes. 1,200/-
      ~ Lodwar & Lamu route is charged at Kes. 1,500/-
    • Only one lap-held infant is permitted for each ticketed adult.
    • Seats cannot be reserved for lap-held infants.
    • Checked baggage allowances do not apply for the infant.
    • An infant bag shall be considered as an additional standard article

2. Children (2 to 11 years old

All children over 2 years old and younger than 12 years old are required to have purchased seat of 75% of the adult base fare + taxes and must be accompanied by an adult.
If you are planning on having your child travel alone, please learn about Skyward Express unaccompanied minor policies
Unaccompanied Minor is the term used for a passenger between the ages of 5 - 12 years, travelling alone. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years of age will be accepted to travel provided a responsible adult escorts the child at both airport of departure and arrival.

The responsible adult should present the child at check-in and complete declaration form prior form to remaining with the child for as long as possible before proceeding to boarding. The responsible adult shall be requested to remain at the airport until the aircraft is airborne.

3. Expectant and New Mothers

Expectant mothers

Expecting a new addition? We welcome all baby bumps, in all shapes and sizes. If you are expecting, you may travel with Skyward up to and including your 36th week. Even though you do not require medical clearance, we recommend you consult your physician before flying.

If you are between 29 to 38 weeks pregnant, you must present a doctor’s note issued within 48 hours of your departure flight in order to fly. If you are more than 38 weeks along, you will not be able to fly with us.

Here are a few recommendations to make your flight with us even more comfortable:

  1. Reserve an aisle seat to easily access the lavatory and to make getting up and stretching during the flight more convenient.
  2. Staying comfortable and maintaining good circulation is key for a smooth flight. You may want to perform some simple movements by gently extending and stretching your calves, rotating your ankles and wiggling your toes.
  3. Bring extra layers of clothing to ensure you’re able to adjust accordingly to the temperature changes within the cabin.
  4. Avoid wearing restrictive footwear, as your feet can swell during the flight.
  5. Wear compression stockings to facilitate blood circulation.
  6. Fasten your seat belt under your belly and place it low on your hips. If you require a seat belt extension for additional comfort, just ask the flight attendant and they will provide one for you.

New Moms

If you have given birth in the last seven days, first and foremost, congratulations! Second, we recommend you check with your doctor or midwife before travelling with us.

New Moms

If you are nursing and you wish to breastfeed your baby, you have the right to do so in any public accommodation including the aircraft cabin.

For your comfort and privacy, we will allow you access to empty rows if you would like to nurse or pump.
Breast pumps are permitted as carry-on baggage and are exempt from carry-on restrictions. Please note that Skyward does not have inflight electrical outlets.