Air India creates history, became the first airline to fly around the world with an all-female crews
India’s third largest airline, Air India has set a new world record by operating a flight around the world with an all-women crew, and that too just ahead of International Women’s Day.
The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200LR, departed on 27 February for San Francisco and returned at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Friday. Air India is the first Indian carrier to operate on the Pacific route which has reduced the flying time by up to three hours.
The flight departed on 27 February for San Francisco and returned at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Friday after flying across the globe. The flight flew over the Pacific last week on its journey to San Francisco, while the return flight flew over the Atlantic, encircling the globe, said Air India.
Apart from the cockpit and cabin crew, check-in and ground handling staff, and engineers who certified the aircraft were all women. Even the Air Traffic Controllers who cleared the departure and arrival of the aircraft were also women. Air India has already applied for a Guinness World Record and Limca Book of Records for this feat.