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  • All our aircraft are equipped with special baby bassinets and packs as well as a wide range of baby food
  • Each aircraft has at least two toilets with special fold-down tables for changing diapers.

Please refer to the table below for a summary of some child restraint systems and read the individual section for details. For further information, we recommend you contact our local Reservations office or Travel Agents and inform them of any special requirements you may have.

Age of infant/child Applicable device
Reached 2 years and under 3 years
  • Aircraft seat belt; or
  • Car Safety Seat (taken on board by passenger)
Reached 6 months and under 2 years
  • Child Restraint Device (CRD) (provided by KA for securing the infant onto the parent / guardian); or
  • Car Safety Seat (taken on board by passenger)
Under 6 months
  • Child Restraint Device (CRD) (provided by KA for securing the infant onto the parent / guardian)

+ Please be advised that any personal food items brought on board for consumption should not require reheating nor chilling. For hygiene reasons, our crew will not be able to re-heat nor chill food items brought on board by passengers.


  • 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:


    1. One of the two infants must reach 6 months old and occupy an infant car safety seat. The applicable child fare will be charged
    2. The other infant must be secured onto the parent / guardian with a child restraint device. Infant fare will be charged
    3. The parent / guardian should bring their own infant car safety seat which must comply with the Cathay Pacific approved specifications below.
      • The above conditions are subject to aircraft type. Infant/child car safety seats / CRS / CARES Harness may not be used on some of our aircraft passenger seats due to safety requirements. For further information, please contact our Reservation Office.
  • An infant, under 24 months, must travel with an adult passenger in the same cabin. An infant ticket, travelling without occupying a seat, must be purchased. Not all adult fare tickets offer infant ticket discount. If your ticket does not offer a discount, the next higher applicable adult ticket fare that offers an infant ticket discount will be used as the base for the discount calculation. The infant ticket is subject to fare rules and conditions.

    If passengers’ original departure point is Hong Kong, please contact Global Contact Centre to check the applicable infant fare and make a booking. For passengers departing from places other than Hong Kong, bookings can be made online or through Local reservations offices.

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.



First Class

Business Class

Economy Class


Infant seat

Infant seat

Infant seat

A330 (2-Class)*

Not applicable


A330 (3-Class)


Not applicable

A320 – Type 1

Not applicable

A320 – Type 2 Not applicable Not applicable

*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.

Breastfeeding your baby is allowed during all phases of flight. If you wish to express whilst onboard electric breast pumps may only be used after cabin crew has made an announcement informing passengers that electronic devices could be switched on and until the seat belt sign is switched on in preparation for landing. They have to be stowed for take-off, taxiing and landing.

A wide range of baby food is available inflight. Passengers wishing to bring infant food or expressed breast milk on board should note that our crew will not be able to re-heat or chill it due to hygiene reasons. Any food or expressed milk requiring refrigeration should be packed in either a cool bag or vacuum flask. Passengers may bring their own dry ice in quantities of less than 2.5kg (4.41 lbs) which is suitably packed to allowing CO2 gases to evaporate freely. Passengers must identify to airport staff that they are bringing dry ice on board at the time of check-in. If warming of food items or milk is required inflight, please ask our cabin crew for a container with hot water.

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