New Delhi, March 7 (PTI): An Air India aircraft flew over the Pacific Ocean from New Delhi to San Francisco last Monday, and then flew back to New Delhi over the Atlantic on Friday.
Apart from the all-female cockpit and cabin crew, the other staff involved in the flight including the check-in and other ground staff and the air traffic controllers were all women.
According to the news report, Air India, the country’s state-owned carrier, has applied to the Guinness World Records to be recognzsed for the feat. The flight was part of celebrations for International Women’s Day, which falls on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Biman Flight
The Daily Star reported from Dhaka that there will be an all-women crew flight on Wednesday for the first time in Bangladesh to mark World Women’s Day.
It will be a Boeing 737-800 flight across 195 kilometers from Dhaka to Sylhet.
National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate this special flight with two women pilots and six crew members.
Captain Tania Reza and First Officer Sarwat Siraj Antara will lead the BG-0603 flight having around 160 seats in it. The flight is scheduled to take off at 1.15 pm from the domestic terminal.
Besides, security personnel and ground handling staff to be deployed for the flight will also be women.
This special flight would be an inspiration for the country’s women for this challenging job, First Officer Antara told journalists.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon said this proves women empowerment is advancing in Bangladesh.
“I congratulate all the pilots and crews of the flight and wish them very best of luck,” Minister Menon said. r.
(The featured image at the top is that of the all-women crew of Air India’s round the world flight)