10th, Mar 2008
Kingfisher Airlines Celebrates Women`s Day       
Select Flights Feature an `All-Women Flying Crew`; Celebrations to continue till March 15
Mumbai, March 10, 2008 - Kingfisher Airlines, India`s only 5 Star airline, rated by Skytrax, set a record of sorts on International Women`s Day by featuring an all women crew, including flying crew on select flights across its nationwide network.
Captain Payal Pasricha and Captain Priya Prabhu became the first two women pilots to kick-off the celebrations on International Women`s Day as they flew Kingfisher Airlines Flight IT 101 from Mumbai to Bangalore. As the aircraft was cleared for push-back, the captain`s welcome address on the flight was greeted with a spontaneous applause from all guests on board the flight as the captain finished announcing the commencement of the celebrations.
A short while later, Captain Archana Kapoor and Supriya Thakur who were flying Kingfisher Airlines Flight IT 301 form Mumbai to New Delhi became the second set of women pilots to continue the celebrations of International Womens Day.
Kingfisher Airlines also operated flight numbers IT 104 from Bangalore to Mumbai and flight IT 306 from New Delhi t Mumbai with an all women flying crew.
Commenting on this special initiative to operate select flights with an all-woman flying crew, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, ~8th March is celebrated as International Women`s Day worldwide, with a view to recognizing, celebrating and highlighting the economic, political and social achievements of women in our society. Kingfisher Airlines has always been proud of the fact that we are an airline that respects and cares for our women guests and we have stood by this belief. So whether it`s the Companion Offer on Kingfisher First to the valets at all airports, we have always strived to go the extra mile. And this International Women`s Day, we make a statement of our philosophy to the world~.
This initiative marked the commencement of a week-long celebration where specially created greeting cards would be distributed to all guests flying Kingfisher Airlines along with their boarding passes.
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