New mum
The baby was born during a Kuwait Airways flight to the Philippines. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Cairo: A Philippine woman gave birth to a baby boy on a flight that had taken off from Kuwait heading to the Philippines, a Kuwaiti newspaper has reported.

The woman was boarding a Kuwait Airways plane when she experienced labour pains, Al Qabas said.

The flight crew rushed to help the woman and provided requirements for a “successful” childbirth, it added.

The woman gave birth to her baby who appeared in fine health, the paper said.

Al Qabas published a photo of a flight attendant carrying the baby.

Kuwait Airways said on Twitter the childbirth happened Tuesday on its flight bound for Manila.