Baby born on AirAsia flight, named Ya Hang (“Air Asia”)


About two weeks ago, a Malaysian woman gave birth aboard an AirAsia flight from Penang to Kuching. What did she name her son? Asia Liew Ya Hang, in honor of the budget airline. She says “Ya Hang” means “AirAsia” in Mandarin, and that:

It’s the best name I can give my son who was the first baby born on the airline’s plane.

Dr. Ronald Tang, who happened to be on the same flight, helped with the delivery. Here’s his opinion of the baby’s name:

Am also glad to hear the name Asia Liew Ya Hang for the baby, as it is huge and signifies rich and fast growing over the continent with many possibilities, like AirAsia.

That quote that leaves me confused…but also strangely optimistic.

Source: (via Appellation Mountain) and AirAsia’s blog

Image: Adapted from Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER by MarcusObal under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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