A woman delivered a baby boy inside IndiGo's Delhi-Bengaluru flight on Wednesday, according to an official statement. In response to a query from PTI, IndiGo said: "We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on flight 6E 122 from Delhi to Bengaluru. There are no further details available." "A baby boy was born enroute on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that landed at the Bengaluru airport around 7.30 PM today," an aviation industry source told PTI.
Both the mother and baby boy are healthy. People on Social Media are speculating if the baby boy will get a lifetime free air ticket in the IndiGo flights?
It's not something new, but is incredibly rare and depends from airline to airline. Back in 2017, Jet Airways gave free flight tickets for life to a boy born on one of its flights between Saudi Arabia and India.
The flight, which was bound for Kochi from Saudi Arabia was diverted to Mumbai, where the mother and baby were taken to a hospital.
In a similar move, budget carrier AirAsia, in 2009, did the same for a Malaysian mother and her son. Cebu Pacific, a Filipino airline gifted one million air miles to the baby girl born enroute Dubai to Manila flight.
However, not all airlines are generous and we have to wait to hear from Indigo for the same.
Further details are awaited.
With Inputs from PTI