Historic flight of Air India: Women crew members brought nonstop flights from San Francisco to Bangalore, flying over North Pole

Bengaluru: The all-women crew members of the inaugural flight of Air India from San Francisco to Bengaluru arrive at Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_11_2021_000071A)

An Air India flight arrived in Bangalore from San Francisco on Monday morning. This was special in many ways, because the aircraft created history as soon as it landed at the airport. All the pilots of this flight (AI-176) were women. He took the longest route in the world over the North Pole. According to Air India, it is the longest commercial flight in the world.

The aircraft traveled 13 thousand 993 kilometers in 13 and a half hours. The crew member was commanded by Captain Zoya Aggarwal. Besides him in the cockpit, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akansha Sonavare and Captain Shivani Manhas were present. On arrival of the aircraft, the airline company staff cheered and welcomed everyone.

Aviation minister said – these girls created history

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on social media that this is an occasion to celebrate. These girls have created history. Many congratulations to all of you for flying over San Pole from San Francisco to Bangalore.