• Boeing 747, the Jumbo jet

    June, 3rd 2015

    © Collection Musée Air France A flying Boeing 747-100 (F-BPVJ)

    3 June 1970. First Paris - New York service operated by the aeroplane that was to shortly bring air transport into a new era.

  • The "saïgon", an aircraft unlike any other

    April, 15th 2015

    ©Grün Breguet 530 Saïgon "Tunisie" built in 1934 et used by Air France on the Mediterranean Sea since1935. Marignane.

    The Bréguet "Saigon" seaplane officially entered into service on the Air France Marseille-Algiers route, on 15 April 1936, following on from a large-scale cabin upgrade and complete soundproofing programme.

  • Destination Toulouse

    March, 26th 2015

    ©Collection Musée Air France A Douglas DC3 (F-BAXP) in the forefront. A Lockheed Contellation in the background.

    26 March 1956. An Air France DC3 took off for Toulouse. This new service was operated daily except on Sundays. The convenient flight times gave businessmen the possibility of spending the day in Paris or taking advantage of train and flight connections.

  • The first air hostesses take to the skies!

    March, 8th 2015

    Air France began hiring its first air hostesses at the beginning of 1946. Following an interview at Le Bourget airport, eleven of them were selected.

  • 49 years of close ties between Air France and China

    February, 19th 2015

    In September 1966, the Boeing 707 “Château de Cheverny” inaugurated the Paris-Shanghai route, after a flight time of 22 hours and 25 minutes and 4 stop-overs in Athens, Cairo, Karachi and Phnom Penh.

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