Cebu Pacific gets first baby born inflight

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The crew of Cebu Pacific flight 5J015 smile in celebration of baby Haven, the carrier's first baby born inflight.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A baby girl, "Haven," was born about four hours after a Cebu Pacific plane left Dubai for Manila last Sunday.

The airline company took to Twitter to celebrate the milestone – the first time such an event happened in the budget carrier's 20 years – by posting photos of the cabin crew who assisted in the delivery – with a caption saying "Our team childbirth is happy that both mom and daughter are doing well!"

 

CebuPac also gave baby Haven 1 million worth of points for its rewards program, which she can use for free flights with no expiration.

According to Cebu Pacific's GetGo rewards program, a passenger earns 1 GetGo point for every ₱5 spent. To earn 1 million points, a passenger would have to spend ₱5 million.

In a post on the airlines' Facebook page, Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said, “...We 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."