Airlines operate flights with all-woman crew

Airlines operate flights with  all-woman crew

To mark International Women’s Day, national carrier Air India on Sunday operated four “all-woman crew” flights to domestic and international destinations, with one flown by two pilots who were also part of the world’s maiden such feat in 1985.

Air India was the first carrier in the world to operate an all-women crew in 1985.
Budget carrier SpiceJet and regional airline Air Costa also operated such flights.

On the international network, the two such flights operated by Air India were on the Delhi-Melbourne and Mumbai-Muscat-Mumbai routes, while on the domestic routes they were AI806 Mumbai-Delhi and AI475 Delhi-Jodhpur-Mumbai.

The Delhi-Melbourne flight AI302 (B-787) was operated by two of the same cockpit crew who had operated the world’s first all-women crew flight 30 years ago in 1985, on the then Calcutta to Silchar flight with a Fokker Friendship aircraft on the erstwhile Indian Airlines.

Air India also celebrated women’s empowerment with program with an interactive session for women from weaker sections of the society in sync with the government’s “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” national mission.

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