Air India's all-women pilot team creates history by flying 17-hour flight to Bengaluru

The flight number AI176 left San Francisco on Saturday at 8.30 PM (local time) and arrived in Bengaluru today during the wee hours at 3.45 AM.

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Air India's all-women cockpit crew operating the maiden San Francisco-Bengaluru flight flew over the North Pole on the world's longest air route and successfully arrived at Kempegowda International Airport in Karnataka, covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometres.

The flight number AI176 left San Francisco on Saturday at 8.30 PM (local time) and arrived in Bengaluru today during the wee hours at 3.45 AM.

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The official handle of Air India took to their official Twitter handle to mention, "#FlyAI : Welcome Home Capt Zoya Agarwal, Capt Papagiri Thanmei, Capt Akanksha & Capt Shivani after completing a landmark journey with touchdown @BLRAirport. Kudos for making Air India proud. We also congratulate passengers of AI176 for being part of this historic moment."

Meanwhile while talking to media caption Shivani Manhas, one of the four pilots, who operated Air India's inaugural flight said that it was an exciting experience since it was never done before. It took almost 17 hours to reach here.

Adding further another captain Zoya Aggarwal mentioned that today, they created world history by not only flying over the North Pole but also by having all women pilots who successfully did it. They are extremely happy and proud to be part of it. This route has saved 10 tonnes of fuel.

This article is published on Good Newwws with an aim to spread positive news from within our country and all around the world to uplift and inspire millions to become more optimistic

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