Over the past 10 years, the airline has seen a steady, yet significant decline in customers using its Global Skyflyer Solo (unaccompanied minor) service. The airline has been in consultation with colleagues and has decided to close it. A recent review showed demand for the unaccompanied minor service had reduced by almost two thirds, despite an increase in overall customer numbers.

British Airways will honour any bookings that have already been made, however, they will not accept any new unaccompanied minor bookings from Wednesday February 24, 2016.

In line with the 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 and over.

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