All-women crew to fly Air India Express on Women's Day

All-women crew to fly Air India Express on Women's Day

In addition to the in-flight crew, an all-woman team worked on all "above" and "below wing" activities in the lead-up to departure.

Inview of International Women's Day which falls today, all women crew of Air India flight flew to Sri Lanka and returned marking the global day marking rights of women, Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

Budget carrier SpiceJet would operate three special flights with all women cockpit and cabin crew on the occasion of International Women?s Day.

Captain V Roopa and Captain Nimisha Goel will be operating the flight.




As shown in a video that captured the scenes behind the trip, the various workers required to fly a plane, from technicians, engineers, ramp duty controllers to caterers and security officers were all women.

Last year, the national carrier had flown into Guinness Book of World Records ahead of International Women's Day. A few destinations in the domestic sector will also see the airline operating with an all-women crew.

Abdulaziz Al Ali, executive vice president of human resources at Emirates, commented: "Every flight that we operate needs an entire ecosystem of staff from a number of business units to come together and work seamlessly. Women have been part of the Emirates success story from the start and on International Women's Day we celebrate their extensive contribution to Emirates and to the broader aviation industry".

In total, female employees constitute over 40% of the workforce at Emirates with the majority of women working as cabin crew, reports Khaleejtimes. More than 20 per cent of all supervisorial and managerial roles are held by women.

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