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Airlines across India mark Women’s Day with special perks, and all-women operated flights

PW Bureau

Air India announced that over 40 of its domestic flights and 12 international flights will take to the skies with an all-women crew New Delhi: To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, carriers such as Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways had all-women crew operate many of their flights. Air India announced that over 40 of its domestic flights and 12 international flights took to the skies with an all-women crew. To run the 12 overseas flights, the carrier deployed its B787 Dreamliners and B777s aircraft. Alliance Air, the regional arm of Air India, also took off with an all-women crew in one of its aircrafts.

All-women crew operated flights

Private carrier Jet Airways ran four domestic flights with an all-women crew, including Mumbai-New Delhi-Mumbai and Mumbai- Bengaluru-Mumbai. Spicejet operated 22 flights with all-women crew to mark the day. “Air India is set to fly 12 all-women crew flights on its medium and long-haul international routes and over 40 return domestic and short-haul flights all over India to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8 this year,” a statement released by Air India had said earlier in the day. “Women pilots and cabin crew will be operating Airbus family aircraft as well as dreamliners to over 40 domestic destinations and back to commemorate the occasion,” the airline had added.

“Priority check-in” for women flyers

Besides having a welcome rose while boarding, SpiceJet offered ‘priority check-in’ and ‘priority boarding’ to women flyers while also offering an upgrade to a Spicemax seat depending on seat availability.

GoAir too offers complimentary upgrades

Depending on “availability as well as on first-come-first-serve basis,” GoAir offered all women travellers a complimentary upgrade to its business class across its network, the budget carrier said.