Believe it or not, but it is our own national carrier, Air India which has registered the record of flying the world’s longest all-women operated and supported flight.
Celebrating the power of women on the occasion of Women’s day, AI’s flight 173 embarked on a non-stop flight from New Delhi to San Francisco on the March 6, 2016.
The 17-hour long flight departed from the national capital at 0235 hrs to land in San Francisco at 0600 hrs.
It was the first of its kind of flight in which all the operations were run and managed by the fairer sex including pilot, cabin crew, cockpit crew, check-in staff, doctor or customer care staff etc.
“It’s a proud moment. It’s a 17-hour flight that we are taking, covering 14,600 km with a ground speed of 1200 km per hr,” Ramya Kirti Gupta, one of the two captains of the flight told Hindustan times.
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