Air India operates all-women crew flight from Kolkata

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Kolkata, March 4 (PTI): National carrier Air India has said it has operated a flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata sector on Sunday with an all-women cockpit and cabin crew as part of its celebration of International Women’s Day.

According to a release issued by the airlines, the flight AI709, an Airbus 319, was operated by Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee in the cockpit while the cabin crew comprised D Bhutia, MG Mohanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath.

The flight was flagged off by Air India’s general manager, personnel, Navneet Sidhu along with other senior officials at the city airport — rolling out the events planned by Air India Eastern Region to commemorate the International Women’s Day on February 8, it said.

During this week, Air India has plans to organise a series of cultural and creative events to commemorate the International Women’s Day, the release added.

Air India had operated the world’s first all-women crew flight from Kolkata to Silchar way back in 1985.

The national carrier claimed it had created a world record last year by operating the longest-ever all women crew flight around the world on the Delhi-San Francisco–Delhi route.

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