Ethiopian flying with babies

Can I travel with my baby on Ethiopian Airlines flights?

Infants 2 years and under are allowed on board Ethiopian Airlines flights as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The child can sit on the parent’s lap. If the adult has more than one child under 2 years of age accompanying her or him, a ticket needs to be purchased for the second infant. For further information, please call your travel agent or the airline’s offices.

You are allowed to bring onboard baby food, water, supplies, and the infant’s carrying basket. A fully collapsible stroller/pushchair, accepted for free as checked baggage, may be carried in the passenger cabin subject to availability of space.

When the Weight System applies, an infant not occupying a seat is allowed to 10 kg of free baggage allowance plus one fully collapsible stroller.

When the Piece System applies, an infant paying 10% of the applicable fare and not occupying seat is entitled to one checked bag weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs) and measuring no more than 45 inches (115 cm – the sum of the 3 dimensions) plus one fully collapsible pushchair.

Traveling Pregnant and With Baby

Special regulations apply for pregnant women and adults traveling with children under two years of age. Please read carefully and remember that the information on this page does not form any kind of contract. Any information presented may change without previous notice. Also, Ethiopian Airlines assumes absolutely no liability for such changes and reserves its right to apply the required procedures and/or policies. All applications of these procedures will be final and indisputable.. If you require further information, please contact the airline’s service office or your travel agent. Ethiopian Airlines has certain policies and regulations about pregnant women:

  • Pregnant women up to 28 weeks may travel on Ethiopian Airlines flights without medical clearance from attending doctor but should fill a pregnancy certificate and present it during check-in.
  • Medical clearance (pregnancy certificate filled by the attending doctor) is required after 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Travel permitted until 36 weeks for domestic and short-haul flights (flight time no more than 2 hours) and until 34 weeks for international flights of more than 2 hours.    
  • Medical clearance from Ethiopian Airlines medical services is required only for complicated and exceptional cases of pregnancies.

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