Air India flies the longest All-women flight for Women’s day, sets record!
Air India, set a new world record by operating a flight around the world with an all-women crew ahead of International Women’s day!
The women crew departed from Delhi on 27th February for San Francisco, returned at the Indira Gandhi International airport today after flying across the globe.
The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200LR, flew over the Pacific last week on its journey to San Francisco, while the return flight flew over the Atlantic, encircling the globe…
The airline has already applied for a Guinness World Record and Limca Book of Records for this feat, an Air India spokesperson added.
Air India is the first Indian carrier to operate on the Pacific route which has reduced the flying time by up to three hours.
This year the entire flight operations from cockpit crew, cabin crew, check-in staff, doctor, trimmer, ground handling staff to the traffic control will be handled by women.
The All Captain Ramya Kirti Gupta, a First Officer said, “The flight is a symbol of women empowerment and it will encourage women to step out of their comfort zone and succeed in male dominated arenas too.”
Captain Kirti, a commercial pilot since 2007, took her first gliding class at a young age of 13.
Air India celebrates International Women’s Day every year by deploying all women crews on select international and domestic routes.