International Women’s Day is round the corner and looks like Indian women are aiming to conquer all frontiers. On Sunday (March 4), women broke through yet another glass ceiling when national carrier Air India announced a flight operated by an all-women crew. The flight operated on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata sector.

Women took charge of the 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, was operated by a women’s squad. The cockpit of the Airbus 319 comprised Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee. The cabin crew had D Bhutia, MG Mohanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath in charge.

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Passengers had a rare treat this International Women’s Day as Air India flew them on an all-women crew flight

The flight was flagged off by Air India’s General Manager, Personnel, Navneet Sidhu along with other senior officials at the Kolkata airport. Air India Eastern Region did the entire planning to commemorate the International Women’s Day, the release read.

Series of events planned

The release also declared plans to host a series of cultural and creative events by Air India during this week. These are organized in celebration of the International Women’s Day on February 8, the release added.

This is not the first time that Air India has flown with an all-women crew. The airline had operated the world’s first all-women crew flight from Kolkata to Silchar way back in 1985

Last year, the national carrier had claimed another feather in its hat. The airline had scripted a world record, having operated the longest-ever all-women crew flight around the world on the Delhi-San Francisco-Delhi route.

Kudos to women power!

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