Chennai: Air India on Friday celebrated International Women’s Day by operating two domestic flights between Chennai and Delhi with the all women crew, officials said.
Around 14 women employees of the airline were involved in flying the flights, they said.
According to sources, the flights A1440 and A1429 were operated by Captain M.Deepa and Captain Vrindha Nair while the cabin crew comprised Shalini, Sagaria, Anjalakshmi, Alice and Virginia.
All-women crew flights were operated on Delhi-Chennai and Chennai-Delhi.
The flight was flagged off by Air India’s general manager, along with other senior officials at the city on the International Women’s Day on Friday.
The all women crew Air India flight from Chennai- Delhi had 182 women passengers on board and flight from Delhi -Chennai had 162 women passengers, sources said.
Speaking to the media, captain M.Deepa said, “I have been flying for 13 years and I had the honour of flying the all women crew. I would like everyone to believe women could do anything,” she added
An airline official said, approximately 62 women pilots and 181 female cabin crew members were involved in flying more than 50 flights of the company that had only women crew on board on Friday all over India....