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Baby girl born mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul

April 11, 2017

A woman successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl during a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight to Istanbul late on April 7.

Diaby Nafi, the passenger who gave birth on board, had not appeared to be nine months pregnant and had not told the airline or crew of her condition, according to cabin crew.

Normally, Turkish Airlines does not permit pregnant women to fly after 36 weeks and can only fly before 36 weeks…


For those who are wondering what nationality the baby girl would be, we found an article from saying that the national registry of the airline matters. The nation you are born over matters too. Some nations grant citizenship to fly-by babies. Some don’t. Read the article at More information at

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