The airline "air India" reports that it became the first airline to operate flights around the world, with a crew of women, just before International women's day.
"The airline "air India" wrote the story, while flying around the world only with women," - said in a statement the airline in Facebook, once on Friday in new Delhi AI Flight 174 returned.
The Boeing 777 flew from Delhi to San Francisco last Monday, traveling across the Pacific ocean. The crew is rested before the flight across the Atlantic back to new Delhi, completing the round trip. Smiling crew members from air India dressed in saris and suits, posed at the International airport in San Francisco last Monday before heading on the last leg of the journey.
Every member of staff - from captains of the flight to the flight attendants, registration officers and ground handling were women. Women in the company, even engineers, certified aircraft, and air traffic controllers who cleared it for departure and arrival.
The representative from air India told CNN that the airline has applied for a Guinness world record to mark this event, part of the flights, scheduled for March 8, will carry women.
In 2012, the brutal gang rape of a young woman in the capital has brought to the fore the issue of sexual violence. In response, the Central government quickly adopted tougher laws with more severe punishments. But the number of rapes reported continues to grow. According to the National Bureau to combat crime, the number of rapes in 2015 amounted to 34 651 people, compared to 24 923 in 2012, which shows an increase in the rate of reporting.
sections: Society, World News