Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Birth of Indian Airlines and Air India: The day when all airlines in India were nationalized

Air Corporations Act, 1953, nationalised the Air transport and provided for the establishment of Air Corporations to facilitate the acquisition of existing Air companies and to make better provisions for the operations of air transport services in the country.
Air Corporation Act, 1953 established two Corporations by the names 'Indian Airlines' and 'Air India International'.

While Air India International took over the international routes of the nation, 8 domestic airlines -- operating in the country at the time -- were merged to give birth to Indian Airlines, the national domestic airline carrier of the country.

These independent domestic airlines were:

Air India (1946 -- formerly, Tata Airlines, the first airline of India -- incorporated in 1933)
Deccan Airways (India's second domestic airline)
Airways India
Bharat Airways
Himalayan Aviation
Kalinga Air Lines
Indian National Airways
Air Services of India
01/08/18 India Today

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