Passenger gives birth on Emirates flight from Tokyo to Dubai

Airline said mother and baby were in stable condition

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A baby has been born on an Emirates flight travelling to Dubai from Tokyo.

The airline confirmed to The National in a statement that the incident took place on January 19.

"The passenger was assisted by crew and the flight continued to Dubai as per schedule," it said.

"The passenger and baby were in stable condition and upon arrival in Dubai were met by local medical staff."

The plane took off at 10.31pm, Japan time, and landed in Dubai at 5.44am, UAE time.

It is not the first time an Emirates passenger has given birth mid-flight.

On May 6, 2020, a passenger gave birth during a repatriation flight that was heading to Lagos from Dubai.

In 2017, a passenger gave birth on board a Dubai to Paris flight.

Emirates provides training to its cabin crew to handle medical emergencies, including heart attacks and childbirth.

How Emirates trains its cabin crew - in pictures

Updated: January 23, 2023, 5:17 AM