Air India operates all-women crew flight from Kolkata

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Ahead of Women’s Day, Air India has operated a flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata sector today with an all-women cockpit and cabin crew as part of its celebration of International Women’s Day.

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.

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 commemorate the International Women’s Day on February 8, it said.

The national carrier has During this week plans to organise a series of cultural and creative events to commemorate the International Women’s Day.

The world’s first all-women crew flight from Kolkata to Silchar was run by Air India way back in 1985. 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.