To mark International Women’s Day, airlines will operate flights with all-women crews on March 8.
While Air India will operate 39 such flights (international and domestic), SpiceJet will operate 22 flights and Jet Airways will operate four flights. Vistara’s two Delhi-Goa flights will also have an all-women crews.
Women pilots say they face several challenges in the profession. Captain Tina Goswami, a line training captain (LTC) with Jet Airways who has 10,000 hours of flying experience, said, “Coming from Ratlam, a small town, I faced many challenges. But passion for flying kept me going. It is a male-dominated field as leaving your family behind is not easy.”