Air India — the pioneer of Asian aviation

Air India was the first Asian airline to fly the revolutionary Boeing 707 — image courtesy Flickr

Part 1 of a 5 part series on the birth of airlines in the South Asian region

Air India

Tata Air Lines

Tata Airlines summer timetable — courtesy alamy

Indian National Airways

The original Comet racer ‘Grosvenor House’ which won the MacRobertson air race in 1934
The elegant Lockheed Constellation in Air India colors — image courtesy Pintrest



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Suren Ratwatte

I love airplanes. As an airline captain I flew many including the A380 and Boeing 777. But wish I’d had the opportunity to fly some of these old propliners.