Airlines Across the Globe Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 March 2016
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DSC_0290 (1)In commemoration of International Women’s Day, various airlines reported operating flights with all-women crews. The day is intended to commemorate the social and political achievements of women and has been observed since the early 1900s.

Lufthansa Group airlines including Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, operated flights with all-female crew from Frankfurt, Munich, Geneva, Vienna, and Brussels to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

“We hope that in the future more young women will take an interest in careers that, up until now, have been considered male dominated,” said Dr. Bettina Volkens, member of the executive board, chief officer of corporate human resources and legal affairs of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Air India also did its part on the day, operating over 20 flights with an all-female crew, including three international flights, namely the carrier’s Delhi-San Francisco, Delhi-Sydney, and Delhi-London routes, as well as seven domestic routes.

Mumbai-based Jet Airways offered two flights crewed solely by women, while Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet took 20 women on a day-trip aboard SpiceJet’s All Women Crew flight to Art of Living’s Bangalore center in honor of the holiday.

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