• Travis Barker took his first flight Saturday since surviving a fatal plane crash in 2008
  • The Blink-182 drummer has been working on his fear of flying with girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian's support
  • The "KUWTK" star "never pushed for him to fly," a report says

Kourtney Kardashian played a huge role in helping Travis Barker overcome his longtime fear of flying, a report says.

The Blink-182 drummer joined his girlfriend, Kris Jenner and the latter's boyfriend Corey Gamble on Kylie Jenner's private jet Saturday, TMZ reported. The group flew from Camarillo, California, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

It was Barker's first flight since surviving the deadly plane crash in 2008 that killed four people and left him with third-degree burns on more than half of his body, People reported. The 42-year-old "Keeping Up With the Kardashian" star has reportedly been supportive of her boyfriend as he worked through his trauma.

"This has been something that Travis has been working on for some time," an unnamed source told E! News. "It's something he's wanted to do and to overcome. Kourtney has been incredibly loving and supportive and it is through her love, help and confidence in him that he was able to finally do this. The people that have been close to Travis since his crash are so very excited for him."

Another source close to Kardashian confirmed that she has been helping Barker confront his fear of flying.

"His life has completely changed since he has been with Kourtney and he feels ready to do anything," the unnamed source told the outlet. "She's helped him overcome this fear and he feels like he can do anything with her by his side. He has been wanting to fly for a while and he felt like finally, the time was right."

An unnamed source also told People that Barker "has needed a lot of help to get to this point."

"[Kourtney] never pushed for him to fly. They have managed to travel in the U.S. without having to fly and Kourtney has been totally fine with it," the insider added.

Barker has had a phobia of flying since he was a child. In an interview with Men's Health published in May, the drummer opened up about the trauma of his deadly plane crash.

"I was dark... I couldn't walk down the street. If I saw a plane [in the sky], I was determined it was going to crash, and I just didn't want to see it," he said.

In the same interview, Barker expressed his hope of flying again, saying "It's been so many years, it's getting easier for me. There are days where I'll wake up and never think about it."

In June, months after he started dating Kardashian, Barker hinted that he may soon get back on a plane.

"I might fly again," he tweeted with an airplane emoji.

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Travis Barker, pictured here performing at the Bellagio on Aug. 18, 2015, in Las Vegas, said to expect a new Blink-182 album this summer. Getty Images