International Women’s Day: Air India has 275 female pilots, among the highest in the world | Aviation news

Air India said on Wednesday that 15 percent of its 1,825 pilots are women, making it the airline with the largest number of female pilots. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Tata Group-owned Air India along with Air India Express and AirAsia India have scheduled more than 90 all-female crewed flights, and the carriers have operated all-female crewed flights on both international and domestic flights. directions starting March 1, according to the release.

“Of the 90+ flights operated by all-female cabin and cabin crew, Air India operates 40 domestic and international flights, while AI Express operates 10 international flights to the Persian Gulf and AirAsia India operates more than 40 flights. Within India,” he said.

Women make up more than 40 percent of Air India’s workforce, with 275 of its 1,825 pilots, 15 percent of its cabin crew, making it the airline with the highest number of female pilots, according to the carrier.

Air India CEO and Managing Director Campbell Wilson said India has the largest number of women commercial pilots in the world. “With more Indian women pursuing careers in aviation, we are achieving gender equality in the workforce. We are proud of the women workforce who join us today at Air India and thank each and every one of them for sending a strong message of women’s success in any industry,” he said.

At Air India Express and AirAsia India, one-third of the workforce is women. “Several women play important roles in various departments, including finance, commercial, human resources, customer happiness, flight training, technology, flight dispatch, engineering, safety and operational control. The two airlines have a total of 97 female pilots,” the statement said. .

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