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by Mark Molloy, The Daily Telegraph, April 28, 2016
A woman who gave birth on a plane from Singapore has decided to name her new baby boy Jet Star in honor of the airline.
The mother unexpectedly went into labour on the flight to Yangon, Myanmar, on April 22, and the baby was delivered by three doctors on board the plane - with the help of the air cabin crew.
Jetstar Asia said it was the first time a baby had been delivered on one of their flights, adding that it would be contributing S$1,000 (£500) worth of baby supplies to the family.
— Jetstar Asia (@Jetstar_Asia) 26 April 2016
The mother and Saw Jet Star have been discharged from a local hospital in Yangon and are both in “good health”, according to the airline.
“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,” the airline wrote on Facebook.
“The baby boy weighed six pounds, seven ounces and is the FIRST baby to be delivered on a Jetstar.
“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.”
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”.
“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 will forget either.”
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