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Air-India II - The Alternative Air-India page.
Part 1: Timetables of the 1940s and 1950s.

All timetables on this page are from the collection of Germain Mentgen.

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Air-India II - The Alternative Air-India page.
Part 2: Timetables of the 1960s and 1970s.

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During the 1950s and '60s, Air-India's system timetables came in two comprehensive worldwide versions in English (in addition to editions in German, French etc. and disregarding later North American editions in English). The main difference between the two versions seems to be the list of fares. One version ("Eastern version") could be regarded as a home system, not only for use in India but systemwide. The list of fares shows fares to and from all cities on the network. During the 1960s, the list of fares was shortened to showing just fares from cities in Asia, Australia and Africa to all cities on the network, but not in the reverse direction (i.e. no fares from New York or cities in Europe). The other version ("Western version") seems to have emanated from a European edition, for use originally also in the Middle East (later reduced to just Cairo), and later the U.S.A. However, the list of fares is centrered on Europe and though it shows fares to cities beyond Bombay (like Calcutta, Singapore, Tokyo or Sydney), it does not show any fares in the other direction from these cities, only from Bombay westward. *) This clearly shows that this version was not for use in India or east of India.

Both versions seem to have been abandoned in 1967, after which just one comprehensive system timetable, with a complete list of fares, was issued for worldwide use. (However, the separate North American edition was continued for a few years, as was the "slim size edition", introduced in 1966, which lacked fares and primarily showed the schedules.)

This website has marked timetables clearly identified as being of the first version ("Eastern version" or "home system") with a # to the right of the date. On part 1 of this page they cover the years 1954-1959. The other version is not marked in any way.

See also Perry Sloan's comments on the two versions on the Air-India page of his AirTimes website.

*) No rule without exceptions: Timetables of the "Western version" from 1955-1956 also show fares from a few cities beyond Bombay, like Delhi, Calcutta and Bangkok, but not Singapore or other more easterly cities.

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Air-India International
November 1, 1948

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Air-India International
July 1949

Air-India International
November 10, 1950

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Air-India International
December 1950

Air-India International
May 1, 1951

Air-India International
July 1, 1951

Air-India International
August 1, 1951

Air-India International
January 1, 1952

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Air-India International
February 1, 1952

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Air-India International
March 1, 1952

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Air-India International
June 1, 1952

Air-India International
July 1, 1952

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Air-India International
August 1, 1952

Air-India International
September 1, 1952

Air-India International
Winter (1952)-53

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Air-India International
January 1, 1953

Air-India International
Summer 1953

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Air-India International
June 1, 1953

Air-India International
Winter 1953(-54)

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Air-India International
March 1, 1954

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Air-India International
Summer 1954

Air-India International
Summer 1954

German edition
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Air-India International
September 1954

Pocket timetable
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Air-India International
October 25, 1954 #

Air-India International
December 1, 1954 #

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Air-India International
January 17, 1955 #

Air-India International
May 11, 1955 #

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Air-India International
July 1955

French edition
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Air-India International
August 1955

Air-India International
August 1, 1955

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Air-India International
September 1, 1955 #

Air-India International
November 1, 1955 #

Air-India International
January 1956

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Air-India International
January 1956

German edition
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Air-India International
February 1956

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Air-India International
February 1956

German edition
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Air-India International
February 1, 1956

London-Tokyo route
Dusseldorf edition

Air-India International
March 1956

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Air-India International
March 1956

French edition
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Air-India International
March 1, 1956

Italian edition
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Air-India International
April 1, 1956 #

Air-India International
April 1956

French edition
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Air-India International
July 1956

Air-India International
July 1956

German edition
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Air-India International
August 1, 1956

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Air-India International
September 1956

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Air-India International
October 1956

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Air-India International
November 1956

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Air-India International
December 1, 1956 #

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Air-India International
December 1956

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Air-India International
January 1, 1957

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Air-India International
January 1957

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Air-India International
January 1957

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Air-India International
January 1957

French edition
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Air-India International
February 1957

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Air-India International
April 1957

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Air-India International
May 1957

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Air-India International
June 1, 1957

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Air-India International
July 1, 1957 #

Air-India International
July 1957

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Air-India International
July 1957

German edition
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Air-India International
August 1, 1957 #

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Air-India International
October 6, 1957

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Air-India International
November 1, 1957 #

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Air-India International
December 1, 1957 #

Air-India International
January 1958

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Air-India International
January 15, 1958 #

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Air-India International
January 15, 1958

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Air-India International
February 1, 1958 #

Air-India International
March 1958

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Air-India International
March 1958

German edition
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Air-India International
March 1, 1958

London-Tokyo route
Dusseldorf edition

Air-India International
April 1958

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Air-India International
April 20, 1958 #

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Air-India International
June 1958

Air-India International
June 1, 1958

Italian edition
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Air-India International
July 1, 1958

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Air-India International
August 1958

German edition
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Air-India International
September 1, 1958 #

Air-India International
October 5, 1958

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Air-India International
October 5, 1958 #

Air-India International
October 7, 1958

Philippine edition
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Air-India International
November 1958

French edition
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Air-India International
December 1958

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Air-India International
January 1959

Air-India International
April 19, 1959 #

May edition
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June 1959
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April 19, 1959
June ed
Pocket timetable
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June 1959
German edition
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Air-India International
April 19, 1959 #

July edition
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July 1, 1959
Italian edition
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April 19, 1959 #
August edition

September 1959
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October 1959
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November 1959
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December 1959
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Air-India II - The Alternative Air-India page.
Part 2: Timetables of the 1960s and 1970s.

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

Please note that all images on this page have been provided by Germain Mentgen
and may not be used without prior permission.

This page last updated January 10, 2023.