National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines today operated an all-women crew domestic flight in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
The flight, a Boeing 737-800 with 80 passengers destined for Sylhet, left Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:50am and made a round trip.
Shakil Meraj, general manager of Biman’s Public Relations, told The Daily Star that the all-women crew flight is slated to make the return flight around 3:00pm.
The flight was led by Captain Tania Reza and First Officer Sarwat Siraj Antara.
The aircraft landed at MAG Osmani Airport around 2:30pm and headed back to Dhaka at 3:20pm, our Sylhet correspondent adds quoting Hafiz Ahmed, general manager of the airport.
It made a safe landing with 160 passengers at 4:00pm, Biman spokesperson Shakil added.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon lauded the move before the flight’s departure from Dhaka and said it was a “proof of women empowerment”.