• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Air India keen to relive Maharaja memories

By: Eastern Eye Staff

STATE carrier Air India is marking 70 years since its first flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948. The national carrier has invited members of the Indian diaspora in Britain to share their memories of the airline in its early days. The inaugural flight, on a Super Constellation aircraft, left Mumbai on June 8 and arrived in London via Cairo and Geneva on June 10. Only 42 passengers were on board, including some Indi­an ‘nawabs’ (aristocrats) and ‘maharajas’ (kings). Later this month, Air India is preparing to mark the historic journey, which laid the foundations of the…

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