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Baby born on Jetstar Asia passenger flight is named after the airline

The baby boy was born during a three hour flight from Singapore to Yangon in Myanmar

Matt Payton

Published 29/04/2016 | 11:55

The baby boy weighed at six pounds and seven ounces Jetstar Asia/Facebook
The baby boy weighed at six pounds and seven ounces Jetstar Asia/Facebook

A baby boy born on a passenger plane has been named in honour of the airline.

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Saw Jet Star was successfully delivered on a three-hour flight from Singapore to Yangon in Burma.

Delivered by three doctors who happened to be travelling on the flight, the baby boy weighed in at six pounds, seven ounces.

He and his mother were described as being in good health on leaving the plane for a Yangon hospital where they were later discharged.

The budget airline said on Facebook it will donate 1,000 Singaporean dollars (€653) worth of baby supplies to the family.

Jetstar policy towards expecting mothers requires a doctor's letter from pregnant women travelling, 28 weeks into their pregnancy or more, to confirm their good health.

A spokesman for Jetstar said: "Our crew are trained to respond to all kinds of events on our aircraft, and we're proud of the way they assisted with the help of generous doctors onboard to ensure the safe delivery of our youngest ever passenger on a Jetstar Asia flight."

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