Air India Becomes First Airline to Fly Around the World With All-Female Crew

Mar 8, 2017

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Air India recently completed a round-the-world trip with an entirely female crew. Flight AI 174 left New Delhi (DEL) on a Boeing 777, flying over the Pacific Ocean to reach San Francisco. After a mandatory rest period in SFO, the crew flew back to New Delhi over the Atlantic, completing the trip around the globe.

Not only were the flight’s captains and cabin crew all-female, but the check-in and ground staff, engineers and air traffic controllers were all female as well. The flight, which is part of a series of all-women flights in honor of International Women’s Day, was the first one of these flights to operate with an entirely-female crew.

Aside from making history in honor of International Women’s Day, Air India has also taken steps to ensure the safety and comfort of its female passengers. Recently, the airline began selling seats in female-only sections on domestic routes in order to prevent in-flight sexual assault after several women reported being groped by male passengers.

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