New Delhi: On Women’s Day, an all-women crew will be flying 20 international and over 40 domestic flights for Air India.

In a statement, the national carrier said, "Air India is set to fly 12 all-women crew flights on its medium and long-haul international routes and over 40 return domestic and short-haul flights all over India to celebrate the International Women's Day on March 8 this year.”

Jet Airways and SpiceJet will also have an all-women crew on the special day.

Meanwhile, GoAir said, "This International Women's Day, we have a little special something for you. All women travellers are eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Go Business. Offer valid for upgrades at airport check-in counters on March 8th, 2019 only.”

Air India will also be deploying its B787 Dreamliners and B777s aircraft to operate the aforementioned 12 international flights.

The international sectors that will have the all-women crew on its flights on March 8 are Delhi-Sydney, Mumbai-London, Delhi-Rome, Delhi-London, Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai, Delhi-Paris, Mumbai-Newark, Mumbai-New York, Delhi-New York, Delhi-Washington, Delhi-Chicago and Delhi-San Francisco.

"Women pilots and cabin crew will be operating Airbus family aircraft as well as dreamliners to over 40 domestic destinations and back to commemorate the occasion," the airline added.

Air India's Chairman and Managing Director Ashwini Lohani said, "I would like to congratulate our women crew for operating so many flights on various international and domestic routes fuelled by their indomitable 'nari shakti' (women power).

Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8 every year and is considered the focal point in the movement for women's rights.