Free life air travel for flight baby

10:02, October 26, 2009      

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A budget airline has given a baby and his mother free travel for life after the child was born during one of its flights.

Liew Siaw Hsia went into labour on the AirAsia plane on Wednesday during a flight from the northern island of Penang to Kuching on Borneo island, AFP reports.

The craft made a diversion to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur but the baby was delivered by an on-board doctor and flight attendants before landing.

A statement from the airline read: "The baby was safely delivered when flight AK 6506 was approaching Kuala Lumpur for landing at 2,000 feet."

Director of operations Moses Devanayagam added: "To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to present both mother and child with free flights for life."

Source: China Daily/Agencies
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