A woman gave birth to a baby boy on board IndiGo flight from Delhi to Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. The airlines’ assistance and celebration of the birth have since gone viral on social media.
In a statement, IndiGo confirmed that both the mother and the child were healthy and the flight landed at the Bengaluru airport at 7:40 PM. The airline said:
“We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on flight #6E122 from Delhi to Bangalore. There are no further details available.”
A baby boy was born on board Indigo flight from Delhi to Bangalore today. In all likely baby is getting life long free @IndiGo6E free ticket. Great work by Indigo crew today. Kudos to the team @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/mxn16dgigf
— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) October 7, 2020
Dr. Shailaja Vallabhani was fortunately on this flight. The airlines crew members assisted the doctor during the birth. The airline celebrated and planned for the arrival of the baby. An ambulance was also ready on the tarmac and the ground teams applauded the mother and baby boy.
A baby boy was born in an IndiGo Delhi- Bangalore flight
— Arindam Majumder (@ari_maj) October 7, 2020
Feature Image: Nagarjun Dwarakanath