Frontier shares photo of baby delivered mid-flight on plane heading to Orlando

Plane made a stop in Pensacola to deal with ‘unexpected labor’

Frontier shared a photo of a baby delivered mid-flight on a plane heading to Orlando. (Frontier Airlines)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Frontier Airlines posted a photo of a baby recently delivered mid-flight on a plane heading to Orlando in a widely-shared social media post.

Diana Giraldo, a flight attendant on the plane, helped the mother to the back lavatory and assisted her in giving birth, the airline said.

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Chris Nye, the captain of the plane, said Giraldo was “exemplary” and “calm.”

“Diana again went above and beyond after the completion of the flight to coordinate our return to Orlando,” Nye said.

According to Nye, dispatchers had the plane make a stop in Pensacola.

“The whole crew really did a great job. I transferred controls and flying duties to my First Officer as I coordinated the diversion,” Nye said. “Dispatch did a great job as well by suggesting Pensacola Airport and getting a gate and paramedics ready for us. This was a job well done, and I was happy to see everyone working together to successfully deliver a newborn on an aircraft.”

“Exemplary” and “calm” were the words Captain Chris Nye used for Flight Attendant Diana Giraldo’s heroic task of...

Posted by Frontier Airlines on Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Although Frontier Airlines posted that the baby was born recently on a flight headed to Orlando, News 6 learned Thursday that the delivery happened in mid-January.

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