ROME CIAMPINO AIRPORT, ITALY
Meher Baba and his entourage of male & female close followers ( mandali )
started their Western tour when they flew out of Bombay Airport on 18th April 1952 flying with TWA flight 905.
The flight route took then firstly to Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, then Cairo, Rome, Paris, Shannon in Ireland across the Atlantic to Gander in Canada and finally to New York, USA, arriving on the 20th April at Idlewild Airport.
FLIGHT CARRIER : T W A - Flight 905
18th April : Depart Bombay's ( Santa Cruz Airport ) - Friday 11pm
19th April : Arrive Dhahran airfield, Saudi Arabia at 4am, depart 4:45am
Arrive Cairo ( King Farouk the First Airport ), Egypt at 8am, depart 9am
Arrive Rome ( Ciampino Airport ), Italy at 2:30pm, depart 3:30pm
Arrive Paris ( Orly Airport ), France at 6:45pm, depart 8pm
Arrive Shannon Airport, Ireland airport at 9:30pm, depart ~10:30pm
20th April : Arrive Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada at 4:30am, depart ~5:30pm
Arrive New York's ( Idlewild Airport ) at 10:30am, depart midnight train ( 12am ).
21st April : Arrive Florence Railway Station, Sth.Carolina at 11am, depart 1:30am
Distance : 626 miles or 1007 km
21st April : Depart Florence, SC. Arrive Myrtle Beach, Sth. Carolina - Meher Spiritual Center at 3pm.
Distance : 68 miles or 109 km
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T W A : Flight 881 - Bombay - Cairo - Rome
Meher Baba's next visit was on 16th May 1958 on a TWA flight 881 from Bombay, India on his way to the USA on his last overseas tour which took him later to Australia and back to Bombay on the 8th June .
The plane stopped only for one hour for refuelling in Cairo, Egypt before flying to Rome, Italy. Here they had several hours wait for the connecting flight to New York, USA, via Gander, Canada.
Meher Baba's had 4 of his Men Mandali accompany him on his tour.
Eruch Jessawala Adi K. Irani Nariman Dadachanji Dr. William Donkin
Celebrities who had visited this airport