AI commemorates Women’s Day with longest all-women operated flight

BACKaiWdayAir India said it has flown the world’s longest all-women-operated flight from Delhi to San Francisco, as pat of International Women’s Day celebrations. The non-stop flight travelled a distance of around 14,500 kilometres in close to 17 hours.

Air India issued a release that said entire flight operations from the cockpit crew to cabin crew, check-in-staff, doctor, customer care staff, ATC (air traffic control) and the entire ground handling was done by women.

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani called it a historic flight, a symbol of the airline’s immense respect for women, and a symbol of women empowerment.

The flight was under the command of Kshamta Bajpayee and Shubhangi Singh, along with First Officers Ramya Kirti Gupta and Amrit Namdhari.