NEW DELHI: Several domestic airlines today operated all-women crew flights to mark the International Women's Day with national carrier Air India flying three international flights with such crew.
Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Vistara also operated all women crew flights, though on their domestic network.
National carrier Air India expressed its respect towards women by operating over 20 all-women operating flights including seven on domestic routes as part of the International Women s Day celebrations, AI said in a release.
These flights were operated on Delhi-Sydney, the Delhi-London and the Delhi-San Francisco sectors, it said.
Earlier, Air India had claimed of flying the world s longest all-women operated and supported flight from Delhi to San Francisco on March 6.
Today out of the total number of all-women flights, operated in the domestic sector three flights were from Delhi, eight flights in Mumbai, seven flights in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad: and one flight from Kolkata, it said.
In addition, the carrier's international budget arm, Air India Express also operated Air India Express operated four international flights manned by all-women crew.
These services were flown Kochi- Dubai Kochi, Singapore Tiruchirappalli Chennai , Chennai- Tiruchirappalli Singapore and Mangalore Dammam Mangalore, routes, Air India Express said in a separate statement.
To celebrate International Women s Day in its true spirit, SpiceJet in association with some NGOs took 20 selectively chosen women on a day-trip aboard SpiceJet s All Women Crew flight to Art of Living s Bangalore centre, SpiceJet said.
Besides, SpiceJet also flew 10 flights across its network with an all women crew, it said.
"Today in SpiceJet s flight with our all women cockpit and inflight crew and engineers on one side, while Women of Substance from rural and slums on the other; we commemorate women s day in its true universal spirit," SpiceJet Chief Administrative Officer G P Gupta said.
Another private carrier Jet Airways said it operated two flights on Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai sector to commemorate the International Women's Day.
In addition, every aspect of these flights was managed by an all-women crew from a cross section of the business, including engineering, ground handling, cargo, ramp and airport services, it said adding.
Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara also announced all women crew operated four of its flights on the Delhi-Lucknow-Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi route.