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Flown by 4 women pilots, Air India’s longest direct route flight lands in Bengaluru

In a historic move, Air India’s longest direct route flight with the all-women pilot team landed at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru from San Francisco, flying over the North Pole and covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometers.

Before the flight Union, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri reacted over the history in making and had said, “Air India’s woman power flies high around the world, our Nari Shakti achieves a historic first.” It was the first direct non-stop flight between the west coast of the United States and southern India.

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