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’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.