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Air India’s All-Women Pilots’ Flight To Soar Over North Pole On World’s Longest Air Route

NEW DELHI: Making history, Air India’s all-women pilot team will fly over North Pole on the longest air route in the world.

The flight will take off from San Francisco and reach Bengaluru on the 9th of January.

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“I am extremely proud to have with me experienced women team comprising Captains Thanmai Papagari, Akanksha Sonawane and Shivani Manhas. This is the first time an all-women pilots team will fly over the North Pole and create a history of sorts. It’s indeed a dream come true for any professional pilot,”_ said captain Zoya Agarwal.

According to aviation experts, flying over the North Pole is extremely technical and requires skill and experience.

“The thrill of actually realising that you will be passing the North pole where the compass will flip 180 degrees, something which is fascinating indeed,” Captain Zoya added.


AI Captain Zoya Agarwal will be commanding the flight along with her team. 

Air carriers usually send their best and most experienced pilots to fly through the North Pole as it is a challenging route.

Agarwal was also the youngest woman pilot to fly a Boeing-777 in 2013. 

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