Air India to fly longest all-women flight for women’s day

Air India was the first carrier in the world to operate an all-women crew in 1985


News Desk March 06, 2016
Air India's all women crew at Chennai airport. File photo: A Muralidharan via The Hindu

Air India is set to operate the longest all-women crew flight from New Delhi to San Francisco on March 6 to celebrate International Women's day.

"It will be a historic flight and the longest to be operated by all-women crew," Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said.

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He further added that the flight would be a symbol of women empowerment. “The airline has immense respect for women and everyone associated with the flight, including pilots, engineers and those at the gate would be women,” he said.

The duration of the flight will be more than 15 hours and there will be 14 crew members and four pilots, all of them women.

The state-run airline said Friday that it would also operate over 20 all-women crew flights in domestic routes on March 8 - the International Women's day. Air India was the first carrier in the world to operate an all-women crew in 1985.

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Currently, the airline has around 3,800 women workforce of the total 27,500 people with 20,500 of them regular.

Every year, Air India operates all-women flights to celebrate the international women's day.

This article originally appeared on Times of India

COMMENTS (4)

Point | 5 years ago | Reply Equalism for one day sounds funny!! I will only consider it equal-ism and no show-off if this flight continues like this forever!! A show-off for one day doesn't depict equalisation
Dhaakoo ka bera beta | 5 years ago | Reply Don't open the Champagne bottles just yet--wait till the flight arrives !
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