3 More Airplane Babies: Lufthansa, S.K.Y., Jet Star

planeIt’s been a while since I posted about babies born on airplanes (and named after that fact!). So here are two three at once:

  • Barbara Lufthansa – In July of 1965, a baby girl born on a Lufthansa flight from Germany to New York was named Barbara Lufthansa, middle name in honor of the airline.
  • Shona Kirsty Yves (S.K.Y.) – In 1991, a baby girl born on a British Airways flight from Ghana to London was named Shona Kirsty Yves, the initials of her three given names spelling out the word “sky.”
  • Saw Jet Star – In April of 2016, a baby boy born on a Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Myanmar was named Saw Jet Star, “Jet Star” in honor of the airline.

And here are some of the earlier airplane babies:

Do you know of any that I missed?


5 thoughts on “3 More Airplane Babies: Lufthansa, S.K.Y., Jet Star

  1. The article may be incorrect that “Star” is the baby’s surname… Myanmar names typically don’t have a surname or family name.

  2. Thank you for the comment — I think you’re right! The Daily Mail‘s claim that Star is a “family name” wasn’t in the original announcement made by Jetstar Asia. I’ve found a different source (Straits Times) that says “Star” was simply part of the mother’s name, not her surname. I’ll revise the post…

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