Air-India

formerly
Air-India International

India

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Air-India I - The Main Air-India page.

Click to view Air-India II - The Alternative Air-India page,
featuring timetables from the collection of Germain Mentgen.

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Air-India International was set up in March 1948 jointly by Air-India (the recently renamed Tata Air Lines) and the Indian Government, with Air-India responsible for management. In June of that year a Constellation opened the route from Bombay to London via Cairo and Geneva. More European cities were added to the network within the next few years as was a route to Nairobi.

The Indian Government decided to nationalize all Indian airlines in 1953 and with effect from August of that year, Air-India International became a State Corporation. Except for routes from Bombay to Delhi and Calcutta, which served as extensions to the intercontinental routes, all routes of Air-India, as well as of the other domestic and regional operators, were transferred to Indian Airlines Corporation.

In 1962 the airline officially dropped 'International' to become just Air-India, but it had already traded as such for a few years, as evidenced by the timetables.

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Air-India International
November 1, 1948

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Compare this timetable with the dark blue timetable of the same date
shown on the alternative Air India page, But for colours they are identical.

Air-India International
June 1, 1950

UK edition
(System)
(From the collection of Dacre Watson)

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Air-India International
September 1950

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Air-India International
April 1951

(From the collection of Michael Dawes)
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Air-India International
May 1, 1952

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Air-India International
November 1, 1952 (October 1, 1952 deleted)

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Air-India International
April 7, 1953 (February 1, 1953 deleted)

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Air-India International
September 1, 1953

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Air-India International
November 1, 1953

German edition
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Air-India International
April 1, 1955

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Air-India International
May 1, 1956

German edition
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Air-India International
August 1, 1956

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Air-India International
February 1, 1957

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Air-India International
March 1, 1957

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Air-India International
August 1, 1957

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Air-India International
September 1, 1957

Air-India International
October 1957

German edition
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(Courtesy of Jaroslav Farka)
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Air-India International
November 1, 1957

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Air-India International
April 1, 1958

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Air-India International
May 1, 1958

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Air-India International
July 1, 1958

German edition
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Air-India International
August 1, 1958

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Air-India International
September 1, 1958

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Air-India International
November 1, 1958

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Air-India International
December 1, 1958

Italian edition
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(From the collection of Antonio Bordoni)
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Air-India International
January 1, 1959

Italian edition
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(From the collection of Antonio Bordoni)
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Air-India International
February 1, 1959

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Air-India International
March 1, 1959

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Air-India International
April 19, 1959

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July 1, 1959
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August 1, 1959
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November 1, 1959

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December 1, 1959
German edition
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February 1960
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Click to view the complete May 3, 1960 timetable (BL)

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October 1960

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November 1960
Revised edition
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February 1961

March 1, 1961
Italian edition
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(From the collection of Antonion Bordoni)
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April 1961

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May 1, 1961

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May 1, 1961

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August 1, 1961

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September 1, 1961

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October 1961

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January 1962

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March 1962

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July 1962

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October 1962

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November 1962

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December 1962

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January 1963

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February 1963

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March 1963
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July 1, 1963
North American edition
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August 1963
(From the collection of Kevin Thorne)
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October 1, 1963

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October 27, 1963

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April 1964

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October 25, 1964

October 1965
(From the collection of Rauno Segersvärd)
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June 1966

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April 1967

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Click to view the complete to August 31, 1968 timetable (BL)

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To March 31, 1969

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Click to view the complete June 15, 1970 timetable
(Slim-size edition, system)
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July 1, 1970

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May 24, 1971
Slim-size edition
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August 1, 1972
Slim-size edition
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(Courtesy of Ben Brans)

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April 1, 1974
Slim-size edition
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April 1, 1977
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April 1982
Slim-size edition
(System)
(From the collection of Todd Budish)
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July 1, 1983
Slim-size edition
(System)
(From the collection of Wassim Chemaitelli)

January 15, 1986
(From the collection of Wassim Chemaitelli)

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March 25, 1990

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October 28, 1990

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March 31, 1991

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March 29, 1992

March 27, 1994
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

March 26, 1995
(From the collection of Norbert Hahn)

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March 26, 2000
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March 28, 2004
(From the collection of James Sullivan)

October 29, 2006
(Courtesy of Arjun Sarup)
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October 7, 2007
Domestic timetable
(System - includes all international routes)
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October 28, 2007
International and selected domestic routes

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March 29, 2009
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March 28, 2010

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October 30, 2011
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See also Air-India II - The Alternative Air-India page,
featuring timetables from the collection of Germain Mentgen.

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For quick comparison with other Air-India timetables,
visit the Air-India page of Perry Sloan's "AirTimes" site.

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This page last updated September 4, 2017.