A healthy newborn infant is ready to travel with us after the first week of delivery
The infant must be accompanied by a parent / guardian
Infant fare will be charged when an infant travels with a parent / guardian and the infant does not occupy a seat
The infant passenger must be under 24 months throughout the whole journey. If the infant turns two years old before the return trip, applicable child's fare, tax, fee and charges apply.
A maximum of two infants can be accepted for travel with each parent / guardian under the following conditions:
One of the two infants must reach 6 months old and occupy an infant car safety seat. The applicable child fare will be charged
The other infant must be secured onto the parent / guardian with a child restraint device. Infant fare will be charged
The parent / guardian should bring their own infant car safety seat which must comply with the Cathay Pacific approved specifications below.
Car Safety Seat
Subject to restrictions below, a personal infant/child car safety seat can be taken on board:
A separate passenger seat must be purchased for the infant/child occupying the car safety seat.
The infant/child occupying the child safety seat must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian or a travel companion of at least 18 years of age, occupying an adjacent passenger seat.
The infant/child car safety seat is required to have the following characteristics:
The car safety seat is designed for carrying an infant/child who has reached 6 months of age but is under 3 years old
It is forward-facing
It is in operational condition
It has a well-defined shell (e.g. a plastic frame), and if there is a separate shell and understructure, they must be securely attached to each other
It is designed for easy and quick securing and removing of a child
It has a single-release-type harness that secures a child’s lap, torso and shoulders
It has a single-release-type harness designed to prevent easy release by the child occupying the seat
It has harness straps that have a minimum width of 1” (25 mm)
Any adjusters on the harness straps that are lift-type must be designed to release only when it is lifted to a positive angle, to prevent the child from easily adjusting and loosening the harness straps.
Installation requirements of the infant/child car safety seat:
The car safety seat must be secured to a passenger seat throughout the flight
A car safety seat with an integral harness must not be installed such that the adult safety belt is secured over the infant/child
The buckle of an adult safety seat must not lie on any sub-frame member of the car safety seat after tightening
The car safety seat must sit securely on a passenger seat -- whether its lower part is a shell or understructure, it must not extend unreasonably beyond the passenger seat.
*On selected aircraft, a personal infant/child car safety seat cannot be taken on board
Please note the above table is for reference only. For further information, we recommend you contact our local Reservations office or Travel Agents
All our aircraft are equipped with special baby bassinets. A bassinet measures 76.20cm (30") x 38.10cm (15") x 20.32cm (8") and can carry up to 12kgs
Please note however a baby older than 6 months may feel uncomfortable in a bassinet
A request for a baby bassinet (BSCT) can be made at time of reservation if passenger is travelling with an infant.