With 4 ladies pilots, Air India’s longest direct route flight landed at Kempegowda Worldwide Airport in Bengaluru from San Francisco on Monday. The all ladies cockpit crew consisted of Captain Zoya Aggarwal, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akansha Sonaware and Captain Shivani Manhas.
The crew operated the inaugral flight over the North Pole and protecting a distance of about 16,000 kilometres. The aerial distance between San Francisco and Bengaluru is among the longest on this planet.
“It was an thrilling expertise because it was by no means accomplished earlier than. It took virtually 17 hours to succeed in right here”, Shivani Manhas informed media after reaching Bengaluru’s worldwide airport.
“Immediately, we created world historical past by not solely flying over the North Pole but in addition by having all ladies pilots who efficiently did it. We’re extraordinarily completely satisfied and proud to be a part of it. This route has saved 10 tonnes of gasoline, “Captain Zoya Aggarwal mentioned.
The inaugural flight AI176 departed from San Francisco within the USA at 8.30 pm (native time) on Saturday and landed on the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport at 3.45 am (native time) on Monday.