Air India Is Empowering Women, One Flight At A Time
Posted On 6th March, 2018 @ 14:10 pm by Mihika Jindal

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Fashion stores, gyms, salons and brands are all losing the plot advertising offers for Women’s Day. Because in their heads, all women want to do is go shopping, sit in a salon all day, enjoy free valet parking at the mall, and so on. But most of these offers miss the key point of International Women’s Day: it’s a day to celebrate womanhood and women’s achievements, and encourage gender parity.

 

The one organisation that often makes news in the first week of March is Air India. Why? Because their efforts to commemorate the day go beyond just one day. The airline flew an all-women flight from Kolkata to Dimapur and back to Kolkata yesterday, ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March). 

 

 

The Airbus was flown by Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee, and attending to the cabin were D Bhutia, MG Mohanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath.

 

And this is not even the best part of the story. This heart-warming decision is not a first for Air India. It flew its first all-women flight back in 1985 from Kolkata to Silchar. And it went on to create a world record last year for the longest flight operated by an all-women crew from Delhi to San Francisco.

 

Kudos to Air India for such an initiative. We are sure the Maharajah is really proud.

 

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