In India, women have dealt with the stigma of menstrual hygiene and questions about sanitary pads for a long time. But now, things have begun to change. Despite the fact that periods are “icky” apparently, an Indian based film on menstruation, “Period, End Of Sentence”, won an oscar recently and made headlines for starting a dialogue about periods.
Full-service carrier Vistara airlines has announced a “#PadsOnBoard” initiative, under which it will provide biodegradable sanitary napkins onboard to women travellers on request, starting from this International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019. This airline is brought by TATA and Singapore Airlines. It is the first Indian Airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India.
— Vistara (@airvistara) February 27, 2019
According to a statement from the airline, it will be providing ISO certified, biodegradable and organic sanitary napkins made from plant-based fibres that are free of plastic, toxins and perfume. Vistara’s cabin crew will also make-in flight announcements on all flights to create awareness among women travellers that “sanitary pads are now available onboard for customers to freely ask for it if they need it”.
This #InternationalWomensDay, Vistara is proud to be India’s first airline to provide sanitary pads aboard all domestic flights, starting 8th Mar ’19. These pads are organic & bio-degradable. #PadsOnBoard #VistaraForWomen #VistaraWomanFlyer #WomensDay #NotJustAnotherAirline pic.twitter.com/A1jmmoYYky
— Vistara (@airvistara) March 6, 2019
The airline recently announced the launch of services to Raipur and Dibrugarh, taking its destinations served to 24 with a fleet of 22 Airbus A320 aircraft opening over 800 flights a week.
Hats off to Vistara Airline for taking such a great initiative for women on this Women’s Day.
Now Fly Higher With Vistara…!!!