Baby born on plane named 'Jet Star'

By Kate Schneider of news.com.au

The baby was born on a Jet Star flight to Burma. Photo / Jet Star, Facebook
The baby was born on a Jet Star flight to Burma. Photo / Jet Star, Facebook

Sometimes, babies decide to enter the world at the most inconvenient of times, like when you're speeding along 40,000 feet above the ground.

That's exactly what happened on a Jetstar Asia flight last Friday, with an expectant mother going into labour shortly before her flight from Singapore touched down in Yangon, Myanmar.

Three doctors from the one family, who wanted to remain anonymous, were on the flight and helped the woman while the crew called for further medical assistance.

But it all happened very quickly and passengers on the flight clapped as the 2.9kg baby boy was delivered with the assistance of the doctors.

In another surprising twist, the mother decided to name her boy Saw Jet Star, because of the "care she received from the airline".

The mother and son were admitted to hospital and have since been discharged.
Jetstar has offered the family $1000 worth of baby supplies, and has offered flight vouchers to the doctors who assisted.

A Jetstar spokesperson told news.com.au of the birth: "Our crew are trained to respond to all kinds of events on our aircraft, and we're proud of the way they assisted with the help of generous doctors on-board to ensure the safe delivery of our youngest ever passenger on a Jetstar Asia 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."

- news.com.au

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