Mistri Airways

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Mistri Airways later known as Indian Overseas Airlines is a defunct airline, which was based in India.[1][2]

Airline started operations in 1946 using Douglas DC-3s[3] and later also ordered for a Martin 2-0-2.[4]

The airlines was started by one 29 year old Parsi businessman, Rusi Mistri,[5] who owned his personal Beech D17S.[6]

Mistri Airways operated flight services between Bombay, Nagpur and Calcutta, in addition to charter work.[7] In 1947, it changed it name of Indian Overseas Airlines.[8] In 1949, it also got license to operate flights for Air-mail services and also started operating on other routes like Nagpur -Hyderabad -Banglore - Madras and Nagpur- Jabalpur - Allahbad -Kanpur -Lukhnow.[9] The night air mail services first license was granted to Indian Overseas Airlines but the airlines closed by end of year 1950 due to financial problems.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airlines of Asia since 1920. Putnam,. 1 Aug 1997. p. 565. 
  2. ^ Aviation Management: Global Perspectives By K.C. KHURANA. 2009. p. 295. 
  3. ^ The Aeroplane: Volume 74; Volume 74, 1948. pp 548
  4. ^ Aviation news: Volume 7; Volume 7 by Robert Hudson Wood, Robert Hudson Wood - 1947
  5. ^ Air transport: Volume 5; Volume 5. 1947. pp 41.
  6. ^ Flying Magazine. Feb 1971. 
  7. ^ Aeroplane and commercial aviation news. 1948. p. 580. 
  8. ^ Aeronautics , Volumes 18-19. 1947. p. 11. 
  9. ^ Indian information , Volume 23. Bureau of the public information of the government of India. 1948. p. 533. 
  10. ^ Economic History of India: 1857-1956 edited by V. B. Singh. 1975. p. 362.