Jet Airways offer newborn baby free flights for life after his mother gives birth to him in mid air

JET Airways has offered a newborn baby free flights aboard its planes for the duration of his lifetime after his mother gave birth to him in midair while on an international flight between  Dammam in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in India.


Earlier today, an Indian woman gave birth to the baby boy as it flew at 35,000 feet according to the airline. Apparently, the unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on the flight between Dammam and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.


Jet Airways said that a paramedic on board and airline staff helped with the delivery. It added that the Boeing 737 flight, which had 162 passengers on board, was diverted to Mumbai where the woman and her newborn were rushed to a hospital near the airport.

It is believed that the woman was believed to have been around 32 weeks pregnant when she gave birth. Jet Airways said it was the first time a baby had been born on one of its flights and that it had given him free travel for life on the airline.

In August last year a woman gave birth on a flight from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines. At the time, the plane made an emergency landing in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad so the mother and newborn could receive medical attention before continuing their journey to Manila.