Minors travelling with Binter may do so with or without an escort, depending on their age.

Age Tariff Obligatory escort Escort
0 - 2 years Infant Yes - Passenger over 16 years old.
3 - 11 years Child Yes - Passenger over 16 years old
- Unaccompanied minors service (for children over 5 years).
12 - 17 years Adult No - Passenger over 16 years old.
- Unaccompanied minors service.

Each adult passenger may travel with a maximum of two infants (less than 24 months) as long as one of them is over 18 months old and occupies a seat with an approved chair/adaptor. In this case, the child over 18 months old must have a Child’s ticket and the younger one, an Infant’s ticket.

Recently-born infants may travel after 48 hours of life but it is recommended that they be a week old before travelling.

Minors’ documentation

Minors under 14 years old travelling within Spain are not obliged to travel with an identity card or passport as long as they travel accompanied. They will be the responsibility of the person accompanying them.

For residents, large families, etc, the relevant accrediting documentation must also be presented.

Minors under 12 years old travelling with the escort service will also need the relevant special documentation.

Spanish minors unaccompanied by their parents or guardians on non-national journeys will require a travel permit signed in police or Guardia Civil stations, law courts, Notaries Public or local councils.

More information regarding the authorization for travel of minors abroad in:



Departure of minors to other countries

A current passport and the relevant visa will be requested for extra-community flights. Furthermore, you must comply with the requirements of the country of destination.

For minors with connecting flights, the handling agent in the origin airport will inform on the possibility that at the frontier in the next stage the minor will be refused departure from the country if the necessary documentation is not presented. If this occurs, the company will be free of liability and the passenger will have to return to origin by his/her own means.

Unaccompanied minors service

Binter provides an escort service for minors travelling alone from 5 years old.

  • - Between 5 and 11 years: the escort service is obligatory.
  • - Between 12 and 17 years: the escort service is optional.

The Minors Escort Service is available on direct inter-island flights in the Canary Islands, on direct domestic flights, as well as on direct Canary Islands-Madeira flights and from 21 November on direct international flights to France and Italy.

The minors escort service is not provided on flights connecting with other carriers. In addition, the minor must always have a confirmed seat.

The Minors Escort Service incurs a fee of €14 each way on inter-island flights and €70 each way for domestic and international flights. On inter-island and domestic flights, this service is eligible for subsidy for residents of the Canary Islands, and likewise for residents of the Balearic Islands on flights between the two archipelagos. It must be requested when making the reservation with the Customer Telephone Service (928 327 700), in your travel agent or in our airport sales offices. This service can also be requested through our Web site and smart phone app for inter-island flights.

Minors escort service step by step:

  • - At reservation
    • Remember to request the service when making the reservation for confirmation by Binter.
  • - Before and during the flight
    • The minor and the adult accompanying him/her in the departure airport must arrive at the airport sufficiently beforehand to present the required documentation at the check-in counter, which must consist of:
      • Ticket with confirmed reservation for the entire journey.
      • Liability waiver duly filled in with the information on the person handing over the minor and the person who will receive the minor on arrival.
        This document will be received by e-mail for reservations made on the Web site once the reservation is confirmed or may be downloaded from this link. It can ultimately be requested and completed at the check-in counter itself.
      • If the person delivering or meeting the minor is not the father/mother/guardian: he/they must provide identification and present an authorisation prepared and signed by the father/mother/guardian that authorises the handover and collection of the minor to the persons who will do so together with a photocopy of the identity card of the person signing it.
      • Additional documentation required (e.g., a certificate of residence, numerous family carnet, authorisations, etc). The official requirements and documentation required for minors travelling abroad alone can be found in these links:

        From Spain.
        From Portugal.
    • The person responsible for the minor must fill in and hand over the documentation required by the handling staff in the departure airport and must not leave the airport until the aircraft has taken off.

    • The handling personnel will take charge of the minor from the time that flight boarding starts, will accompany the minor to the aircraft and will hand over the minor to the cabin crew. Once there, the crew will settle the minor on board in the assigned seat to have him/her under their custody and care.
  • - On arrival
    • The handling personnel will receive the minor on arrival, handing him/her over in the airport passenger terminal to the authorised person(s) shown on the liability waiver. This authorised person must accredit his/her identity with an identity card/passport and must sign the liability waiver.

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