Air India Express on Thursday operated India's first all-women Hajj flight carrying 145 women pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
Flight IX 3025 was operated from Kozhikode, India to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by Captain Kanika Mehra and First Officer Garima Passi accompanied by cabin crew members Bijitha M.B, Sreelakshmi, Sushma Sharma, and Subhangi Biswas.
The flight was monitored at Air India Express’s Operation Control Centre by Sarita Salunkhe and tracked by Mrudula Kapadia. Flight Dispatch was handled by Leena Sharma and Nikita Jawanjal. Nisha Ramachandran served as the on-duty service engineer responsible for aircraft maintenance while Ranju R verified and signed the load sheet as the loadmaster.
Air India Express is a low-cost airline owned by Air India, the flag carrier airline of India. The carrier operates primarily in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries from various cities in India.
Together with Air India, Air India Express will fly around 19,000 Hajj pilgrims to Jeddah and Medina this year.