Parenting

Baby Born On Board An Airplane Gets A Unique Name

Welcome to the world... Saw Jet Star.

A mom has named her newborn boy after the airline she gave birth to him on.

The woman was on board Jetstar Asia flight 3K583 from Singapore to Yangon, Myanmar, when she went into labor on Apr. 22.

Crew members and three doctors on the flight attended to her. They delivered the baby after the aircraft landed. He weighed in at a healthy 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

And in tribute to the airline, his grateful family gave him a very interesting name -- Saw Jet Star.

Jetstar Asia revealed news of the baby in a Facebook post on Monday.

It's the first baby to be delivered on a Jetstar Asia flight, and the company is donating around $744 worth of baby supplies to the family.

The airline singled out Jetstar Asia's customer service manager Saw Ler Htu for his "utmost care and concern for the passenger."

"Both mother and son are in good health and have been discharged from the local hospital in Yangon," the Facebook post added.

In a similar case, in 2012 a boy born on board an Emirates plane somewhere over Dubai and Manila was given the name EK, the airline's flight code.