NEW DELHI: Air India is set to script history in the skies on March 6 when one of the world’s longest haul commercial flight from Delhi to San Francisco would be managed by an all women crew to commemorate International Women’s Day.
During the 17 hour non-stop journey, the entire flight operations from cockpit crew to cabin crew, check-in staff, doctor, customer care staff, ATC along with the entire ground staff from operator to technician, engineer and flight dispatcher and trimmer will be women. The historic flight will be under the command of Captain Kshamta Bajpayee and Captain Shubhangi Singh along with first officers captain Ramya Kirti Gupta and captain Amrit Namdhari.
“It will be a historic flight and longest operated by an all women crew. The airline has immense respect for women...it would be a symbol of women empowerment,” said Air India CMD Ashwini Lohani.