Ahead of International Women’s Day, Air India becomes the first Airline to fly around the world with an all-female crew on board.
The airlines stated on Facebook, after flight AI 174 touched back down on Friday, “Air India scripted history by flying an all-women crew flight around the world.”
The Boeing 777 flew from New Delhi to San Francisco last Monday, travelling over the Pacific Ocean. The crew completed a mandatory rest period before flying over the Atlantic back to New Delhi, completing the round-the-world trip.
Air India’s crew posed for selfies in San Francisco International Airport last Monday Wearing Saris and Jackets before setting off on the final leg of the trip.
The company said, “Every member of staff — from the flight’s captains to the cabin crew, check-in and ground handling staff — were women. Even the engineers, who certified the aircraft, and air traffic controllers, who cleared its departure and arrival, were women”.
An Air India Spokesman told that the airlines have applied for a Guinness World Record.