The flight AI709 took off from Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata today, an all-women flight.
It was a move to celebrate and honour the women on the International Women’s day, this move was by Air India Eastern Region, during this week Air India has planned a series of events to commemorate the International Women’s Day.
The flight was flagged off by Navneet Sindhu, the cockpit crew consisted of Captain Akansha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee, cabin crew had D Bhutia, MG Mahanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath.
This was not the first occasion when Air India honoured women power first such flight was flown in 1985, and last year it created history by operating the longest all women flight from Delhi-San Francisco-Delhi.
Mr Ashwani Lohani, CMD, Air India said, “Each person and every society must respect women. It is a moment of absolute pride and honour for Air Indians that our women employees are writing their names in the annals of the aviation sector on a global scale”.
Speaking further on the joyride he said,” this initiative is being taken so that people working in the sector for long years may get a chance to fly”.