The all women Air India DEL-SFO flight crew proudly poses with locals for a picture as they gather to mark Women’s Day in San Francisco, Mar. 8. Also seen are (from l) Sandeep Roy Choudhury of Air India, Seema Gupta of Siliconeer and Consul General of India at San Francisco, Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok (c) flanked by Vijaya Aasuri and Christine Kao of Maazda Travel (to her left). (All photos: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer)
Air India marked Women’s Day in San Francisco, Mar. 8, with a celebration to honor the all women crew of their DEL-SFO-DEL non-stop flight. (#Travel, #Siliconeer, @Siliconeer, #AirIndia, #WomensDay, #AirIndiaAllWomenCrew)
Several domestic airlines in India operated all-women crew flights to mark the International Women’s Day with national carrier Air India flying three international flights with such crew.
India’s national carrier Air India expressed its respect towards women by operating over 20 all-women operating flights including seven on domestic routes as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, AI said in a release.
These flights were operated on Delhi-Sydney, the Delhi-London and the Delhi-San Francisco sectors, it said.
Earlier, Air India had claimed of flying the world s longest all-women operated and supported flight from Delhi to San Francisco on March 6.
A reception was held in San Francisco to felicitate the all women crew of the DEL-SFO flight, Mar. 8.
The San Francisco reception was graced by who’s who of the Indian American community, including Consul General of India at San Francisco Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, his wife Usha Ashok, Cupertino Vice Mayor Savita Vaidhyanathan, TiE Silicon Valley President Venk Shukla, Vijaya Aasuri of BATA, Air India San Francisco Manager Sandeep Roy Choudhury, and members of the Press and travel trade.