Air India Flies Its First Flight With All-Women Crew


New Delhi: Air India had flown its first round the globe flight supported by an all women crew and is set to create records.

The flight departed from New Delhi to San Francisco on Monday and returned to the capital on Friday, Air India has claimed its first passenger journey with an all-women crew, the BBC reported.

According to BBC, Air India said that the Boeing 777 flight flew over the Pacific Ocean on its trip to the US, while its return journey was over the Atlantic, encircling the globe. Air India said that it has applied for an entry on the Guinness World Record, BBC reported.

Air India says it has applied for an entry on the Guinness World Record.

Check-in and ground handling staff, the engineers who certified the aircraft and the air traffic controllers who authorised the departure and arrival of the plane were also all women, the company said.

Air India is planning to operate such flights with an all-women crew as part of International Women’s day, which is celebrated on March 8 every year.

Earlier in January, the national carrier announced that it would reserve six seats for women on domestic flights.  The step was taken after reports that some women were being groped by other passengers.