International Women's Day: All-Women Emirates Crew Flies to San Francisco

International Women's Day: All-Women Emirates Crew Flies to San Francisco

Air India has said that a unique feature of its all-woman crew flights is that most operations from the cockpit to cabin crew, check-in staff, doctor, commercial staff, ground operators, to technicians, engineers, flight dispatchers, and safety and quality auditors are mainly performed by women.

The special flight EK 225, operated in time for International Women's Day, flew thousands of miles from Dubai all the way to San Francisco in the United States, and this was all made possible by the more than 75 women from more than 25 nationalities.

On 6 March, Emirates released a video to highlight the importance of its female employees.

All aspects of the journey, from "above wing" to "below wing" activities in the lead up to the departure, were performed by women.

Brussels Airline flight SN2579 took off this morning with an all-female crew bound for Berlin, while women will also operate flights to Accra and Abidjan. "It is impressive to see EasyJet joining many groups around the world to support International Women's Day and #PressforProgress". And as for the supervisorial and managerial roles, over 20% within Emirates are occupied by women.

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Air India will operate the all-women crew flight tomorrow from Chennai to Colombo and then from Colombo to New Delhi, the Indian High Commission said in a statement today.

Dr Bettina Volkens, member of the executive board for human resources and legal affairs of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, added: "We have already been able to increase the number of female applicants at our pilot flying school by addressing applicants in a more targeted manner and by making it easier to combine family and work".

Around 6% of BA and easyJet's total pilot workforce is now female.

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