Just before International Women’s Day, Air India announced that it has become the first airline to fly around the world with an all-female crew.
“Air India scripted history by flying an all-women crew flight around the world,” the airline said in a Facebook post.
According to CNN, “the Boeing 777 flew from New Delhi to San Francisco last Monday, traveling over the Pacific Ocean. The crew completed a mandatory rest period before flying over the Atlantic back to New Delhi, completing the round-the-world trip.”
Every member of staff — from the flight’s captains to the cabin crew, check-in and ground handling staff — were women. Even the engineers, who certified the aircraft, and air traffic controllers, who cleared its departure and arrival, were women, the company said.
Air India applied to be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the feat and is planning more flights featuring an all-woman staff to mark International Women’s Day.