“A baby delivered with an A380.”
An Emirates jet found itself with some extra precious cargo onboard after an expectant mother gave birth mid-flight.
Flight EK075, travelling from Dubai to Paris, was diverted to Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus on Friday so the new mother and her baby boy could be taken to hospital.
Cyprus Airports shared a video of the woman being stretchered off the plane and into an ambulance.
“They say great things come in small sizes,” they said in a caption.
“Well we received a sweet surprise today at #Larnaka #Airport. A baby delivered with an #A380!”
— Cyprus Airports (@CyprusAeropolis) May 12, 2017
In a statement provided to Emirates Woman, Emirates said the incident resulted in a five-hour delay.
“We have supported the passenger during this period and her health and safety has of course been paramount,” a spokesperson said.
The airline’s pregnancy policy states that a passenger requires a medical certificate signed by their doctor or midwife once they have entered their 29th week.
Last month, a woman went into labour onboard a Turkish Airlines flight from the Guinean capital of Conakry to Istanbul.
Welcome on board Princess! Applause goes to our cabin crew! 👏🏻👶🏽 pic.twitter.com/FFPI16Jqgt
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) April 7, 2017
With the help of cabin crew and fellow passengers, the woman safely delivered a daughter at 42,000 feet in the air.