Air India says 15% of its total 1,825 pilots are women pilots.

Air India CEO Campbell Wilson.  File

Air India CEO Campbell Wilson. File | Photo credit: AP

Air India said on March 8 that 15% of its 1,825 pilots are women, making it the airline with the highest number of female pilots.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Tata Group-owned Air India, along with Air India Express and AirAsia India, has scheduled more than 90 all-female crew flights, and the carriers will be flying these all-female flights internationally. and operating domestic flights. Roots from March 1, according to a release.

“Of the 90+ flights operated by all-female cockpit and cabin crew, Air India is operating 40 flights to domestic and international destinations, while AI Express is operating 10 all-international flights on the Gulf route and AirAsia India operates more than 40 flights. within India,” he said.

According to the carrier, women make up more than 40% of Air India’s workforce, with 275 of its 1,825 pilots being women, representing 15% of the cockpit crew and making it one of the most female-led airlines. The number of pilots is the highest.

Air India CEO and Managing Director Campbell Wilson said India has the highest number of commercial women pilots in the world.

“With more Indian women pursuing careers in aviation, we are achieving gender parity in the workforce. We are proud of the female workforce at Air India today, and we thank each and every one of them. That she sent a powerful message that women can excel in any field,” she said. At Air India Express and AirAsia India, more than one-third of the workforce is women.

“Many women play key roles in various fields, including finance, commercial, human resources, customer happiness, flight training, technology, flight dispatch, engineering, safety and operations control. There are a total of 97 women across the two airlines. pilot,” said the release.

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