Set of Six Covers Tata Air Lines Bombay – Calcutta (Via Nagpur)
01.04.1946 & 02.04.1946.
First Regular Commercial Flight
1911, February 18:- First commercial flight from Allahabad to Naini made by a French pilot Monseigneur Piguet covering a distance of about 10 km carrying 6500 mails on a Humber biplane. This is considered to be the world’s first airmail service and beginning of civil aviation in India.
J. R. D. Tata founded Tata Airlines in 1932 as a division of Tata Sons Ltd. (now Tata Group).
After World War II, regular commercial service in India went back to normal, Tata Airlines changing its name to Air India and becoming a public limited company on the 29th of July 1946.
1946:- Air India came into being when Tata airlines changed its name to Air India.
On the 8th of June 1948, Air India introduced a regular service from Bombay to London, and two years later, Air India started regular flights to Nairobi.
Contributed By:- Mr Nikhil Ahuja, Porbandar
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