Woman gives birth on Jetstar plane, names baby after airline

The airline was fully on board with celebrating the baby's early arrival, taking to Facebook to share the news.
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The airline was fully on board with celebrating the baby's early arrival, taking to Facebook to share the news.

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Saw Ler Htu was flying on Friday from Singapore to Myanmar on the budget airline when she went into labour and delivered a baby boy, with the help of the crew and three doctors who were also on board.

To show her gratitude, the mother paid tribute to the crew in the baby's name - Saw Jet Star. Luckily her own family name is Star, the Daily Mail reported. So that should avoid any awkward moments at future family gatherings.

The airline said it was proud of the way the crew helped the woman "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."

The airline has given the family SGD$1000 worth of baby supplies to celebrate the birth.

For a flight less than four hours, Jetstar Asia allows women to travel up to the end of their 40th week.

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