Turkish Airlines to support baby girl born on flight
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
A baby born on a Turkish Airlines flight earlier this month will receive the support of Turkey’s flagship carrier for her future, the company’s chairman said April 20.
İlker Aycı told reporters at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport the baby girl – who was born midair on a flight from Guinea to Turkey – would receive educational support from the airline.
The company would like to see her as a staff member of Turkish Airlines one day, Aycı added.
Earlier this month, Diaby Nafi, a French-Guinean passenger, gave birth to a healthy baby girl midair.
With the help of the cabin crew – who are trained for such contingencies – Nafi gave birth at an altitude of 13,000 meters.
The little girl was named Kadiju.
Aycı said he was very happy to learn Kadiju and her mother were in good health.
Regarding a controversial ban on certain electronic devices in aircraft cabins, Aycı said Turkish Airlines was trying to present passengers with alternatives.
In March, the United States and United Kingdom introduced bans on electronic devices as carry-ons in flights coming from certain countries, including Turkey.
Aycı said Turkish Airlines was working to provide laptops to business-class passengers who delivered their computers to the company before flights.
For economy passengers free Internet and Wi-Fi would be provided, he added.
Aycı said they were working with the relevant authorities to install tomographic scanners at airports to check electronic items for passengers flying to the United States.
“I do not believe such an irrational decision can last for long. In the end, these decisions will be softened, relaxed and completely removed,” he said.