• 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.

  • Travelling back in time to Reunion Island

    February, 4th 2015

    Air France and Reunion Island have enjoyed 70 years of close ties marked by the Company’s presence in the Indian Ocean.

  • 21 january 1976, Concorde's first commercial flight

    January, 21st 2015

    ©Collection Musée Air France Concorde in flight.

    Piloted by Pierre Chanoine, the Concorde, European aviation's new flagship aircraft, took off from Paris on 21 January 1976 at 12:40 and landed in Dakar at 15:27. It took off again at 16:45 and reached Rio at 20:06, Paris local time.

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