March 5: Air India will operate the longest all-women crew flight from the national capital to San Francisco on March 6, to celebrate the International Women’s day.
The “historic” New Delhi-San Francisco flight would have 14 crew members and four pilots, all of whom would be women. The flight would leave on March 6 and return on March 8.
Besides, the national carrier on Friday said it would be 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.
Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said the flight to San Francisco on March 6 would be a symbol of “women empowerment”.
“It will be a historic flight and the longest to be operated by all-women crew,” Lohani said.The state-run airline has around 3,800 women workforce of the total 27,500 people with 20,500 of them regular.