Air India operates world’s longest all-women flight

NEW DELHI, India, 8 March - Air India marked International Women's Day by operating a 17-hour flight covering more than 8,000 miles, the longest flight ever crewed by only women.

The non-stop Delhi-San Francisco flight took off on March 6 and its entire flight operations, from cockpit crew to cabin crew, check-in staff, doctor, customer care staff, ATC (air traffic control) and the entire ground handling, were carried out by women.

The flight was under the command of Kshamta Bajpayee and Shubhangi Singh, along with First Officers Ramya Kirti Gupta and Amrit Namdhari.

Other Star Alliance member carriers such as Lufthansa, Ethiopian, Brussels and Austrian also operated their flights with a special "all female" crew on International Women's Day.

-- Sara Macías