The passenger went into early labor during the flight from Denver (DEN) to Orlando (MCO), said the post, which was shared on May 17. Flight attendant Diana Giraldo then helped her get to the lavatory and assisted in delivering the baby.
In a statement, Captain Chris Nye, who was piloting the aircraft, said the plane diverted to Florida’s Pensacola Airport, then continued to Orlando after the mother and baby were able to deplane with the assistance of medical personnel.
“The whole crew really did a great job,” Nye said in a comment that was shared on Frontier’s Facebook post.
“Dispatch did a great job as well by suggesting Pensacola Airport and getting a gate and paramedics ready for us. This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an aircraft!”
Though the baby’s name and gender have not been shared publicly, Frontier did reveal that the newborn’s middle name is Sky due to the unusual conditions of its arrival in the world.
In fact, being born on a plane can sometimes have fun perks attached.