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Air India Celebrates International Women's Day With All Women Crew

The airline said the longest flight with an all women crew took off for San Francisco on March 6.

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    Members of Air India's historic flight AI 173 during a function to celebrate a New Delhi-San Francisco flight with all-women crew on board at a function on March 5, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Air India operated the longest all-women crew flight from the national capital to San Francisco on March 6, to celebrate International Womens' Day.

    Air India is celebrating International Women’s Day this year in a very unique way.

    The airline announced its March 6 flight from New Delhi to San Francisco was manned by an all women crew, from the cabin right up to the cockpit. It's the longest flight of its kind.

    According to the airline’s Twitter page, the flight “took off with pride and glory,” calling it "a record."

    On March 8, Air India said it plans to send 22 more flights into the skies with all women crews. 

    International Women’s Day is observed each year on March 8. This year’s theme is gender parity.