Air India Operates All Women Crew Flights For International Women’s Day

Air India Operates All Women Crew Flights For International Women’s Day - Sakshi Post

National carrier Air India has announced it has operated an all women flight on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The body said, in a statement, it has operated a flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata sector on Monday, with an all-women cockpit and cabin crew as part of its celebration of International Women's Day.

According to the release, Air India operated a flight AI709, an Airbus 319, which was operated by Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee in the cockpit, while the cabin crew comprised D Bhutia, MG Mohanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath.

The flight was flagged off by Air India's General Manager, Personnel, Navneet Sidhu, along with other senior officials at the city airport — rolling out the events planned by Air India Eastern Region to commemorate the International Women's Day on 8 March, it said.

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Air India has plans to organize a series of cultural and creative events this week to commemorate the International Women’s Day, the release added.

In a first, Air India had operated the world's first ever all-women crew flight from Kolkata to Silchar, back in 1985.

The national carrier claimed it had created a world record in 2017 by operating the longest-ever all women crew flight around the world on the Delhi-San Francisco-Delhi route.

Also, the Airlines had in 2017 also said they would operate over 10 all-women crew flights in domestic routes, in celebration of International Women’s Day. According to 2017 data, the national carrier airlines employs almost 3,800 women in a workforce comprising 27,500 people.

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