8th June 1948.

Air India's Maiden International First Flight

A milestone in the history of Indian civil aviation.

Click on the Different types of Covers

8th June 1948 air india souvenir flight covers
AIR INDIA 12TH JUNE 1948 LONDON RETURN air india flight cover
8th June 1948 post & telegraph air india flight covers
8TH JUNE 1948 AIR INDIA first flight cover private Bombay London

The First three aircraft delivered to Air-India were the Rajput Princess (VT-CQR) which was originally intended to be used for the inaugural journey, but later it was decided that the Malabar Princess (VT-CQP) would be used for this flight. The third flight which is the Mogul Princess (VT-CQS) its illustration can be seen in the red souvenir cover of Air India