Malpensa Airport is family-friendly. If you are travelling with children please read the following information on the facilities available at Malpensa Airport for parents and families.
Babies up to the age of two (before their second birthday)
Babies under the age of two normally do not have their own seat whilst on board an aircraft; they should travel in the arms of the parents. Parents are issued with seatbelts for landing and taking off as the child should also be strapped in.
Children from the age of 2 years old up to 12 years of age (before 12th birthday)
Children over the age of two have to have their own seat (unless under exceptional circumstances). Children between the ages of 2 and 12 usually pay a reduced air fare but have the same luggage allowance as an adult.
Age restrictions tend to vary from airline to airline as to the minimum age in which a child can travel unaccompanied; the general consensus is that children under the age of 12 are not allowed to travel on their own. Always speak to your airline or tour operator at the time of booking.
Certain airlines will provide assistance for children unaccompanied aged 12 to 15 (16 and over is considered an adult).
When making a reservation for a child who will be travelling unaccompanied, there will in most cases be assistance provided by the airport to accompany the child to the boarding gate and even up to the aircraft if required. Parents/guardians are however required to remain at the airport until after take-off.
Passengers are advised to inform the airline in cases of pregnancy, as additional documentation maybe required.
Baby Pit Stop
Malpensa Airport provides a special area for breastfeeding. The breastfeeding area is located in the Sala Amica lounge and offers mother’s a quiet space away from all the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. This is a free space supported by UNICEF’s breastfeeding campaign. The rooms are equipped with ergonomic chairs and a changing table.
The Baby Pit Stops are part of the SEA’s initiative and also form part of their emergency contingency plan to offer assistance in exceptional circumstances. They will assist with nappies, food, milk and napkins; this is a non-profit initiative.
Restrooms at Malpensa Airport have baby changing facilities.
There are a number of play areas at Malpensa Airport for children. These are located at:
Malpensa Terminal 1
- Satellite A before the gates
- Satellite B close to gate B5
- North satellite near gates B50-B59
Malpensa Terminal 2
- Near gate D9