On the occasion of International Women’s Day, here’s a welcome move towards ending the stigma around menstruation.

Vistara airline has taken an initiative to provide sanitary pads onboard. This is the first domestic airline to do so.

The airline will provide bio-degradable and organic sanitary napkins made from plant-based fibres that are free of plastic, toxins and perfume. 

The service will be available on all flights of Vistara network from 8th of March. 

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In a press release, Deepa Chadha, Senior Vice President, HR & Corporate Affairs, said,

The initiative to provide sanitary pads to our customers is a meaningful one that reflects our core philosophy that ‘small things make a big difference’. As a woman, I feel a greater sense of pride for being part of an organization that’s providing such an essential amenity to customers – something that will help so many travellers in times of need.

Netizens are applauding this initiative as it will make travelling easier and more comfortable for women pasengers.

Here’s looking at other airlines and railways to follow suit.