Air India All–Women crew sets New Record

Air India has been reported to have broken the world record by flying all over the world with only female cabin crew members on board.

Air India All–Women crew sets New Record

Air India expects to operate other flights with an all-female team.

Air India has reportedly broken the world record on Monday 6th March 2017 after flying worldwide with an all-female crew.

The Air India flight included women in its cabin crew, as well as on the ground staff, check-in staff, air engineers, and even the air traffic controllers.

The flight departed New Delhi on the 27th February 2017 towards San Francisco. The plane returned to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi on the 3rd March 2017.

The Boeing 777 aircraft is reportedly the first Indian carrier to take the Pacific route. It has also seen the flight time reduced to just three hours.

The Indian airline also applied for entry into the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records.

Air India All–Women crew sets New Record

A spokesman for the airline, G P Rao, speaking to the AFP, said:

“Everyone involved in the flight operation – from pilots to check-in staff to cabin crew – were from our female staff.”

Rao also added that Air India expects to operate other flights with an all-female team. This will be part of the International Women’s Day, which takes place on the 8th March 2017.

Previously, the airline received criticisms in the past for its inequality regarding female cabin crew being overweight.

Concerns were also raised over the number of female passengers’ complaints about reported groping by male passengers whilst seated alongside each other.

As a result, Air India has taken measures to prevent any sexual harassment on their air crafts. In January 2017, the company started to sell female-only seat sections to ensure the safety of its women passengers.

The company has recently also decided to fly to Tel Aviv, the capital of Israel. The growingly ambitious airline is looking to raise $470 million (£384 million, Rs 3.15 Crores) for four more Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.

The airline placed an order back in 2005-06 for 27 of the Boeing planes. Just four planes remain to be delivered from July to October 2017.

DESIblitz congratulates the Air India all-women crew for their magnificent world record.

Alima is a free-spirited writer, aspiring novelist and insanely weird Lewis Hamilton fan. She's a Shakespeare enthusiast, with a view: "If it were easy, everyone would do it." (Loki)

Images courtesy of San Francisco Airport's Twitter.

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