The histories of the airlines and their fleets are combined with details of the men who pioneered them. To take one example, the book describes how J.R.D. Tata flew the inaugural Tata mail service in a Puss Moth, and then development operations until they grew into the international airline that is today Air India.
During hundreds of thousands of miles of air travel covered while researching this book, the author discussed the airlines with the people now running them, and made possible the detailed accounts of airline development in China, Japan and the Philippines.
Airlines of Asia book should be of interest to the student of air transport, for those in the industry and for aviation historians.