AC Celebrates IWD With Two All-Female Flights
Air Canada marked International Women's Day 2018 by operating two intercontinental flights from Toronto across both the Atlantic and Pacific with all female pilots and flight attendants. The flights were additionally supported by female ground crews providing aircraft servicing, loading, dispatch, pushback functions, customer boarding and more.
"Today we proudly salute and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of the more than 13,300 women working at Air Canada worldwide. This year marks the third consecutive year and the fifth and sixth all-female flights we have featured on International Women's Day, highlighting the range of professional roles that skilled women in aviation work in every day," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People, Culture and Communications at Air Canada.
Flight AC868, the daytripper from Toronto-London Heathrow onboard Air Canada's flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed with an all-female crew of two pilots and six flight attendants. Flight AC15 from Toronto to Hong Kong, Air Canada's longest flight operating on 8MAR, departed with an all-female crew of four pilots and 11 flight attendants onboard a Boeing 777-200LR.
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