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Air-India was earlier known as..?
Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about India's flag carrier.

1. In which year did A-I's mascot Maharaja make its debut?
a) 1944
b) 1945
c) 1946

2. A-I operated its first international flight from .. to ..
a) Mumbai to New York
b) Mumbai to London
c) Delhi to New York

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is Mumbai to London .
Air-India inaugurated its international services on June 8, 1948, with a weekly flight from Mumbai to London via Cairo and Geneva. The ticket fare was Rs 1,720.
Correct!
Air-India inaugurated its international services on June 8, 1948, with a weekly flight from Mumbai to London via Cairo and Geneva. The ticket fare was Rs 1,720.

3. Air-India was earlier known as...
a) Tata Airlines
b) Tata Airways
c) Tata Indian Airways

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Tata Airlines .
The aviation department of Tata Sons Ltd was established in July 1932. Tata Airlines was converted into a public company under the name of Air-India in August 1946.
Correct!
The aviation department of Tata Sons Ltd was established in July 1932. Tata Airlines was converted into a public company under the name of Air-India in August 1946.

4. Which was the first plane used by J R D Tata to start the scheduled services?
a) The Miles Merlin
b) Waco YQC-6
c) de Havilland Puss Moth

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Wrong! The correct answer is de Havilland Puss Moth .
J R D Tata, the father of civil aviation and founder of Air-India, took off from Drigh Road Airport, Karachi, in a tiny, light single-engined de Havilland Puss Moth on his flight to Mumbai on October 15, 1932. The British made de Havilland Puss Moth aircraft had a cruising speed of 100 mph and a range of 714 miles.
Correct!
J R D Tata, the father of civil aviation and founder of Air-India, took off from Drigh Road Airport, Karachi, in a tiny, light single-engined de Havilland Puss Moth on his flight to Mumbai on October 15, 1932. The British made de Havilland Puss Moth aircraft had a cruising speed of 100 mph and a range of 714 miles.

5. Which star sign symbolizes A-I's logo?
a) Aries
b) Leo
c) Sagittarius

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Sagittarius .
Sagittarius, the archer, symbolises movement and speed. Centaur, a stylised version of Sagittarius, was selected as Air-India's logo in 1948.
Correct!
Sagittarius, the archer, symbolises movement and speed. Centaur, a stylised version of Sagittarius, was selected as Air-India's logo in 1948.

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