On Monday, news broke that an unnamed woman had given birth on board a flight from Singapore, just as the plane touched down in Yangon, Myanmar.
Three doctors on board, plus the crew, helped the woman deliver her baby safely – which arrived to applause from passengers on board the flight.
And thanks to the kindness the woman experienced from the airline, she decided to call the baby boy ‘Saw Jet Star,’ to remember the tot’s momentous birth.
Mother and son were admitted to hospital after the birth, and have since been discharged.
Jetstar have offered the family $1000 worth of baby supplies, and the doctors who assisted are being given flight vouchers for their part in the incident.
In an announcement from Jetstar Asia on Monday, they wrote on Facebook:
“We're most pleased to announce that a baby boy, named Saw Jet Star, was delivered safely onboard 3K583 by a team of doctors and the crew after the flight landed in Yangon on Friday, 22 April 2016.
“Both mother and son are in good health and have been discharged from the local hospital in Yangon.
“The baby boy weighed six pounds, seven ounces and is the FIRST baby to be delivered on a Jetstar Asia flight and we will be contributing SGD1,000 worth of baby supplies to the family.
“The Jetstar crew on board 3K583 led by Customer Service Manager, Mr Saw Ler Htu exercised utmost care and concern for the passenger, calling for medical assistance on board the aircraft when required.
“Jetstar would also like to commend the three medical doctors for stepping in to provide the medical support.”
See the full post on Facebook here
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