...but for a very special reason!
Hopping onto an airline, passengers expect a speedy delivery to their destination of choice.
But for one expectant mum, this phrase took on a whole different meaning, when she gave birth her six pound, seven ounce bundle of joy during a three-hour flight from Singapore to Yangon, Myanmar!
On April 22nd Saw Jet Star – named after Jetstar Asia; the low-cost airline that helped to welcome him into the world – made an unscheduled arrival during flight 3K583.
The drama unfolded when Saw Jet Star’s mother started to experience labour cramps as the flight was making its descent, the Straits Times reports.
Thankfully for the airline’s youngest traveller the ‘Is there a doctor on board?’ call was answered not once, but three times, with three doctors and flight crew helping to safely deliver the baby just as the aircraft landed.
Saw Jet Star’s arrival was met with cheers from fellow passengers, and the airline shared the exciting news on its Facebook page this week saying:
‘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.’
Saw Jet Star is the first baby to be born on a Jetstar Asia flight and the airline marked the occasion by revealing that it would be contributing to 1,000 SGD (roughly £500) worth of baby supplies to the family.
The airline confirmed that both mother and son are in good health and have been discharged from the local hospital in Yangon.
So grateful was Saw Jet Star’s mother – who coincidentally has the family name Star – for the care she received onboard and after the flight that she named her newborn after the airline.
Saw Jet Star was also recently reunited with the Customer Service Manager onboard that flight, Mr Saw Ler Htu, who visited mother and baby at their home with gifts and supplies in tow.
Now that’s what we call a happy landing (ending)!