Here is a press release from British Airways following the withdrawal of their unaccompanied minors services:

Unaccompanied Minors

Despite the overall growth in our customer numbers over the last decade, demand for our Skyflyer Solo (Unaccompanied Minor) service has declined.

Having conducted a thorough review of the service, we have concluded with regret that we can no longer offer this service. 


British Airways will honour all bookings that have already been made for unaccompanied minors, but new bookings will cease from today (Wednesday February 24, 2016). In line with existing policy, the airline will continue to take bookings for 12 to 18 year-olds who wish to fly independently. However, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or over.


Advice for customers

· British Airways will no longer accept new requests for Unaccompanied Minors from February 24, 2016

· The full Unaccompanied Minor service will continue to be provided for all ticketed customers who requested UMNR on or before February 23,, 2016

· Existing Unaccompanied Minors may have changes made to their bookings provided all travel is completed by January 31, 2017

· Following today’s announcement, any customer with an existing booking for an Unaccompanied Minor may cancel their booking and receive a full refund  


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