Air India Express to have all-woman crew on Chennai-Singapore flight

July 25th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Air India Express will operate with an all-woman crew the flight from Chennai to Singapore July 27 and will have Captain Chameli Krottapalli as its flight commander, an Air India statement said here Friday. Captain Krottapalli will be the first woman commander of Air India Express, Air India’s international budget carrier. “The all-woman crew flight was in recognition of her achievement”, the statement said.

The Air India Express has 76 pilots, of which six are women.

The flight will operate on the Chennai-Singapore-Chennai sector. The other crew members of the flight are co-pilot Captain Amrit Namdhari and cabin crew Banu, P. Bhutia, S. Divya and Binal Valand, the statement said.

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