The passenger gave birth early on the flight from Denver (DEN) to Orlando (MCO), said the post, which was shared on May 17. Flight attendant Diana Giraldo then helped her to the bathroom and helped deliver the baby.
In a statement, Captain Chris Nye, who was piloting the plane, said the plane diverted to Pensacola Airport in Florida and then continued to Orlando after the mother and baby were able to disembark with help from medical personnel.
“The whole team really did a great job,” Nye said in a comment shared on Frontier’s Facebook post.
“Dispatch also did a great job suggesting Pensacola airport and arranging a gate and paramedics for us. It was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an airplane!
Although the baby’s name and gender have not been shared publicly, Frontier revealed that the newborn’s middle name is Sky due to the unusual conditions of his arrival into the world.
In fact, being born on a plane can sometimes have fun perks.