The team of female pilots flew from San Francisco to Bangalore via the North Pole.
A team of Air India female pilots has set a record for flying the North Pole, the world’s longest air route. The team of female pilots flew from San Francisco to Bangalore via the North Pole. According to media reports, these female pilots have covered a distance of about 1 thousand kilometers.
At the Bangalore airport, Captain Zoya Agarwal said, “Today we have not only made world history by flying to the North Pole, but we have successfully achieved this record for all female pilots.” We are very happy and proud to be a part of it. This route has saved 10 tons of fuel.
San Francisco-Bangalore flight operator Shivani Manhas, who inaugurated the flight, said it was an exciting experience as it had never been before and it took about 17 hours to reach here.
Air India tweeted that ‘Welcome home, we are proud of all of you (female pilots). We also congratulate the passengers of AI 176, who were part of this historic journey. Please note that Captain Zoya Agarwal led this historic flight. The tide was with Captain Papagari Tanmoy, Captain Shivani and Captain Akanksha Sonvare.