Baby born on board, Jet Airways announces free ticket for life

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A woman delivered a baby boy in a mid-air which was reported 35,000 feet above sea level on the Jet Airways plane on Sunday.

The Jet Airways 9W 569 flight was flying from Saudi Arabia to India, where it took off from Dammam to Kochi at around 2.55 am in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The airline said in a statement, “Being the first baby to be born in-flight for the airline, Jet Airways is pleased to offer the newly-born a free lifetime pass for all his travel on Jet Airways”.

The flight was diverted to Mumbai after the woman delivered a baby on board.

Both the mother and the newborn baby were rushed to a Mumbai hospital, where both are reported in “stable condition”.

A spokesperson from Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways is pleased to announce the successful birth of a baby boy on board its flight 9W 569 from Dammam to Cochin of June 18, 2017. The Boeing 737 with 162 guests, was diverted to Mumbai as one of the guests went into premature labour. The airline’s crew comprising Mohammad Taj Hayath, Deborah Tavares, Isha Jayakar, Sushmita David, Catherine Lepcha, and Tejas Chavan, provided immediate medical assistance to the guest, together with a trained paramedic on board”.

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