Cebu Pacific celebrates first baby born inflight
Cebu Pacific celebrates the birth of a baby girl, born while the aircraft was halfway from Dubai to Manila. This is the first time a baby has been delivered onboard a CEB aircraft.
Baby girl ‘Haven’ was born approximately four hours after the departure of flight 5J015 from the Dubai International Airport last Sunday, August 14, 2016. CEB cabin crew, along with two registered nurses who were also passengers on the flight, assisted with the delivery.
The flight diverted to Hyderabad, India, to ensure the mother and baby received medical assistance. Both mother and baby, who was born premature at 32 weeks, are being assisted by CEB’s Customer Care team.
“We are happy that both mother and daughter are doing well, and would like to commend our flight and cabin crew for handling the situation with utmost professionalism and efficiency. We also express our sincerest gratitude to the two volunteer nurses who helped ensure the baby’s safe delivery,” says Lance Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO.
“To celebrate this momentous occasion in the life of one of our passengers, CEB awards Baby Haven one million GetGo points, which she can use to fly with us for free,” he said. GetGo is CEB’s lifestyle rewards program. The baby’s points have no expiry, and may be shared with her family.
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
CEB’s 57-strong fleet is comprised of 7 Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 32 Airbus A321neo, 2 Airbus A330, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.