Ground-Breaking: All-Women Crew Pilots Air India Around The World
Air India has reached new heights. Recently, it took an entire crew of women on a round-the-world trip from India to San Francisco. The crew returned on Friday. This is the first time that an aviation company has done so.
The all-women-crew-handled aircraft flew over the Pacific Ocean on its way to San Francisco and over the Atlantic while flying back. This trip made them cover the entire distance around the world.
The flight crew consisted of female pilots and cabin crew, the ground staff, including female baggage handlers, air traffic controllers and engineers. This is a new feat for Air India that also recently reserved six passenger seats for women in every flight.
The record was made on a Boeing 777-200LR which covered about 15,300 km of distance in total. The airline said the trip was “another feather to Air India’s cap in its constant endeavour to encourage women”.
“The flight is a symbol of women’s empowerment and it will encourage them to step out of their comfort zone and succeed in male-dominated arenas too. The entire message is actually to encourage young girls who have dreams of getting into the skies and they feel it’s too technical or this is something only men do,” said Captain Kshamata Bajpayee, reported Channel News Asia.
The airplane company has now applied to get the record listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records. It also revealed that it will again promote women’s empowerment on the International Women’s Day on March 8.
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