Air India has created a new history with four women captains. Air India plane, which left San Francisco, USA, landed at Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport at 3.45 am on Monday. The crew of this aircraft was all women. It is the longest flight of Air India. The flight was operated on the Atlantic route, saving time and fuel.
The direct distance between San Francisco and Bangalore is 13,993 kilometers and there is a difference of 13.5 hours in their time zones. It took more than 17 hours to cover this distance. Aircraft Land in Bengaluru Airport welcomes Captain Zoya Agarwal, Captain Papagari Tanmai, Capt. Akanksha Sonawre and Capt Shivani Manhas. The thunderous applause echoed. After being part of this historic flight, Captain Zoya Aggarwal said, “Today we have created history by flying from Dhruva, but we made this successful flight with all the women pilots.
It is a pleasure and pride to be a part of this moment. By adopting this route for the flight, 10 tonnes of fuel was saved. Captain Shivani also described it as a unique experience. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted it as a historic moment. He tweeted, ‘Air India’s women power has soared high in the world. Our women’s power has created history. Air India and the Airport Authority of San Francisco also tweeted and congratulated all the crew members. It is the first direct flight between the western end of the US and southern India.