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SpiceJet Honors ‘Women of Substance’ from Rural and Slum on All Women Crew Flight
  • All women cockpit crew, in-flight crew and engineer
  • 20 ‘women of substance’ from rural and slum
  • In association with Navjyoti, India Vision Foundation & Art of Living
  • 10 all women crew flights being flown today

Gurgaon, 08 March, 2016: International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ in its true spirit, SpiceJet in association with Ms Kiran Bedi’s ‘India Vision Foundation’, ‘Navjyoti India Foundation’ and Art of Living is taking twenty selectively chosen women on a day-trip aboard SpiceJet’s All Women Crew flight to Art of Living’s Bangalore centre. These hand-picked ‘Women of Substance’ from villages and slums have been in the past associated with extreme societal situations such as violence, social setbacks, imprisonment among others. They all are the first time air travelers on a Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi flight.

SpiceJet aims to touch the lives of these women achievers in its own way and spend the entire day with them in Bangalore at an ‘Art of living’ centre where through yoga, meditation and various stress relieving exercises they would be taught the art of inner healing. SpiceJet also flew 10 flights across its network with an all women crew.

Mr. G. P. Gupta – Chief Administrative Officer & Accountable Manager, SpiceJet, said “SpiceJet salutes all women on the occasion of International Women’s Day for their achievements and impeccable contribution to the society at large. Successful womanhood is more of an urban connotation. With this all women flight we have tried to draw the attention of the world towards that silent majority of women in India’s rural and slums, who raise generations of farmers, labourers, soldiers, intellectuals etc against all odds.” “Today in SpiceJet’s flight with our all women cockpit and inflight crew and engineers on one side, while ‘Women of Substance’ from rural and slums on the other; we commemorate women’s day in its true universal spirit.,” he added further.

Ms. Kiran Bedi “SpiceJet believes in empowering the marginalized by taking them on their 'wings'. We are grateful for what you did for our children; you are now doing it for our women of rural and urban communities. For all of them being in an aeroplane will be their first flight! Thank you Spice jet for adding Spice to the lives of under privileged.”

About SpiceJet Ltd:

SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 293 daily flights to 40 destinations, including 34 domestic and 6 international ones.

SpiceJet connects its network with a fleet of 26 Boeing 737NG and 2 Airbus A320 family aircraft along with 14 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMAX, the most spacious economy class seating in India and perhaps the world, as an additional fee option.