Kolkata, March 5: As part of celebration and tribute to the power of women, Air India has decided to operate a flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata sector with an all women cockpit and cabin crew on International Women’s Day.
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 honor the International Women's Day on March 8.
During this week, Air India has planned to organize a series of cultural and creative events to celebrate the International Women's Day. According to the officials of 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.
Air India had operated the world's first all-women crew flight from Kolkata to Silchar way back in 1985. Air India 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.
Celebrating Women’s Day, almost every sector has been seen creating a space in order to honor the courage of women and therefore official authorities have decided to make the day all the more special for all the ladies working in their departments.