As Air India shops for planes, a lesson from JRD to keep in mind

The Maharaja was nationalized in 1953 and Tata was allowed to stay on as its chairman till the mid-1970s (Photo: Mint)

But Tata persisted with his vision and AI mounted its first international flight with a Lockheed Constellation L-749 aircraft on the Mumbai-Geneva-London route. The Air India that the Tatas are running now is a very different airline from the one Tata started with a new aircraft at that time. The Maharaja was nationalized in 1953 … Read more