Air India celebrated International Women’s Day by operating two domestic flights between Chennai and Delhi with an all women crew. About 14 women employees of the airline were involved in flying the flights flights A1440 and A 1429 operated by Captain Deepa and Captain Vandana Nair . The cabin crew comprised of Shalini, Sagaria ,Anjalakshmi, Alice and Virginia. The flights were flagged off by Air India’s General Manager along with other senior officials.
The flight from Chennai to Delhi had 182 women passengers on board and flight from Delhi to Chennai had 162 passengers on board.Captain Deepa said that she had been flying for the past 13 years and she had the honour of flying the all women crew. She felt that everyone should believe in the capacity of women and that they can achieve anything if they set their minds to it.