Baby born on Jetstar flight named after airline
A pregnant mother who gave birth on a flight from Singapore has named her son Jet Star in honour of the flight crew who helped her deliver the child.
Saw Jet Star was born during the three-hour Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Yangon, Burma, on Friday, Asia One reports.
Fortunately for the mother, whose family name is Star, there were three doctors on board who helped the stewards guide the woman through labour and deliver her 2.9kg baby.
The proud mum named her baby Saw Jet Star to honour both the airline and Jetstar customer service manager Saw Ler Htu, who the mother found particularly helpful.
On arrival at Yangon Airport the pair were taken to hospital and are said to be doing well.
Relieved by the safe outcome and pleased with the positive publicity, Jetstar Asia has offered $1000 in baby supplies to the new mum and flight vouchers to the doctors who helped during the birth.
A spokesperson for the airline said they were “proud of the way (the crew) assisted with the help of generous doctors on board to ensure the safe delivery of our youngest ever passenger on a flight”.
“The happy arrival of baby Jet Star was met with a round of applause from other passengers on the plane, so we’re sure it’s not a moment they’ll ever forget either.”
Jetstar allows women up to 40 weeks pregnant to travel with them on flights no longer than four hours but a medical certificate must be obtained if the mother is more than 28 weeks pregnant.
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