A woman has named her new baby after an airline because she delivered the baby boy during a three hour flight from Singapore to Yangon, Myanmar, on April 22, on board the plane.
She named the baby Saw Jet Star as a tribute to the crew and three doctors of the Jetstar Asia flight 3K583.
The airline shared news of its youngest ever passenger on Facebook earlier this week, writing:
‘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.’
According to a Jet Star spokesperson (as in, for the airline, not the baby), other passengers cheered when the boy, who weighed six pounds, seven ounces, was born.
Metro UK reports that the mother was so relieved and delighted with her care, that she promptly named her son after the airline. Handily, her family name is Star so it wasn’t too much of a leap.
It was also learnt that the airline has delivered 1,000 SGD (£500) worth of baby supplies to the family.