On 6th of March, 2016, the longest all-women crew flight would be operated by Air India from Delhi to San Francisco for celebrating International Women’s Day.
The flight would be having 4 pilots and 14 crew members, all of whom will be women. The flight would be leaving on the 6th of March and would be returning on the 8th of March.
On Friday, the national carrier also stated that around 20 all-women crew flights would be operated on 8th of March on domestic routes.
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The flight AI 173 will be under the command of Captain Shubhangi Singh and Kshamta Bajpayee and the First Officers of the flight would be Captain Amrit Namdhari and Captain Ramya Kirti Gupta. Even the ground staff would be all women.
During the felicitation ceremony, Captain Kshamta Bajpayee stated that she truly feels blessed for being a part of Air India. Even Captain Ramya Kirti Gupta expressed how proud she feels for being a part of this historic moment.
This would be a 17 hour flight covering a distance of 14,600 km with a speed of 1200km per hour. Ashwani Lohani, the Air India CMD stated that the flight would be a perfect symbol of ‘women empowerment’.