Nurses Christine Anne and John were being repatriated from the Carnival Breeze cruise ship on Saturday when they responded to a call for medical personnel during the flight from London to Manila, a Carnival spokesperson told Fox News on Monday.
As the passenger went into labor at 37,000 feet, the nurses helped deliver “a very special Father’s Day gift to a very surprised family,” the spokesperson said.
The mother and newborn are doing well, they added. In a fitting tribute to her aerial arrival, the new parents have named their baby Sky.
Serendipitously, Christine Anne and John were scheduled to travel on another flight a few days before – “but apparently it was all meant to be,” the Carnival spokesperson said.
“All of us at Carnival express our pride and appreciation to Christine Anne and John and a lifetime of good fortune to baby Sky,” they shared.
A Facebook post on the incredible story has since gone viral with over 7,700 likes.