Kolkata: A Manila-bound Emirates flight from Dubai made an emergency landing in Kolkata after a pregnant woman passenger went into labour.
By the time the plane landed at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata, the woman, Camejina Sokunivaa, had given birth to a baby boy. All standard emergency measures, including a team of doctors and life-support vehicle, were immediately put in place at the airport, officials said.
Both Ms Sokunivaa, who is from the Philippines, and her newborn have been admitted to a private hospital near the Kolkata airport, and are reportedly out of danger. The 30-year-old woman's husband was informed in Manila, and has reached Kolkata.
According to international aviation laws, the baby boy will now be able to travel free of cost in any future Emirates flight.