40 Vintage Air India Advertisement Posters We Absolutely Love

The allure of vintage is inescapable.We came across some vintage travel posters and were instantly smitten by the advertisements issued by Air India.

The adorable and iconic Maharaja was the highlight of Air India advertisements way back in the day and we really wish we could see more of him!


Most of these posters belong to the golden era of 50s and 60s and were produced under the art direction of J. B. Cowasji, Air India Design Studio, Bombay. These simple yet powerful posters had been very successful in providing the national carrier with it’s identity.

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Air India Poster
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Air India Poster
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Air India Poster
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Air India Poster
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Air India Poster
Air India to Europe
Air India to Europe

 

LONDON

These posters boast of humour, an appreciation of classics and bell-bottoms, what’s not to love?

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Air India to London
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Air India to London
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Air India to London

 

 

MOSCOW

We love the minimalism in these posters. The Maharaja blends in beautifully with his destination.

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Air India to Moscow
Air India to Moscow
Air India to Moscow

 

 

SINGAPORE

Elaborately regal yet delicately subdued, these posters for Singapore are in every way a reminder of the city-state.

Air India to Singapore
Air India to Singapore
Air India to Singapore
Air India to Singapore

 

 

UNITES STATES OF AMERICA

Air India really hit the mark with these advertisements. We love the puns and lavish cityscapes that make these posters for USA a delight.

Air India to USA
Air India to USA
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Air India to New York
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Air India to New York

 

 

GERMANY

Did you know that Frankfurt used to be an Air India hub? No wonder there’s such a celebration in these posters for Germany.

Air India to Frankfurt
Air India to Frankfurt
Air India to Munich
Air India to Munich

 

 

PARIS

As you can see, this pretty poster won the World’s Best Airline Poster in 1963! Each one of these posters for Paris is a showstopper we say.

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Air India to Paris
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Air India to Paris

 

 

SWITZERLAND

Ski lifts and snow capped mountains, everything we love about Switzerland, Air India re-affirms through these beautiful posters.

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Air India to Switzerland
Air India to Switzerland
Air India to Switzerland

 

 

AUSTRALIA

One of our favourite series of posters. These wonderful, fun advertisements do make Australia seem like the coolest place to be.

Air India to Australia
Air India to Australia
Air India to Australia
Air India to Australia
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Air India to Sydney
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Air India to Sydney

 

 

AFRICA

The earthiness portrayed in these posters for Africa, are an invitation to the nation’s incredible wildlife and indigenous people.

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Air India to Africa
Air India to Nairobi
Air India to Nairobi

 

 

BANGKOK

A focus on history and culture in these gorgeous posters for Bangkok create an instant connection and would certainly have made the wait impossible for any traveller.

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Air India to Bangkok
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Air India to Bangkok

 

 

HONG KONG

The city of Hong-Kong was the place to be in the 60’s. These posters by Air India add a lot to it’s charm.

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Air India to Hong Kong
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Air India to Hong Kong

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

The wondrous lands in the Middle East were a traveller’s go to destination. With posters as inviting as these, who wouldn’t want to go there?

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Air India to the Middle East
Air India to the Middle East
Air India to the Middle East
Air India to Cairo
Air India to Cairo

 

 

ROME

Oh the things we would do for an evening in Roma! The magnificence and timelessness of the city of romance is captured beautifully in these posters.

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Air India to Rome
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Air India to Rome

 

 

TOKYO

With elements of typography and a good dose of humour, these posters for Tokyo are a tribute to Japan’s eccentricities.

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Air India to Tokyo
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Air India to Tokyo

 

 

BRUSSELS

This poster was banned when it first appeared. It’s here now and we love it!

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Air India to Brussels

 

Which one of them is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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