Air France Marks 90 Years of Aviation Excellence
Created from the merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Société Générale de Transports Aériens, the Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne and Aéropostale, French Carrier Air France was officially inaugurated on 7th October 1933. Ever since, the company has continued to create its legend by promoting the French art of travel around the world. Air France today offers its customers close to 1,000 daily flights to 200 destinations with a fleet of more than 240 aircraft. Corporate Watch Magazine’s Catherine Muema reports on Air France’s, 90 years of elegance
French carrier, Air France has marked 90 years since it began its operation across the globe in 1933.
In a celebration at Shamba Events in Loresho Ridge, Nairobi, the airline outlined key milestones achieved over the years in the fields of aviation technology, innovation, and onboard comfort. This was in addition to celebrating travel, fine dining, design, haute couture, art, and architecture, which make Air France a symbol of sophistication and style in the skies.
Giving his remarks at the anniversary, Air France KLM General Manager for East and Southern Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana Marius van der Ham said the 90-year journey has been one of progress, innovation, and an unwavering pursuit of excellence.
“As we celebrate this momentous milestone, Air France remains dedicated to upholding the values that have defined us for 90 years. Moving forward, the airline remains committed to upholding the values and traditions that have defined it for 90 years. Beyond connecting people and cultures, I see a legacy of innovation and technological leadership in aviation that have played a pivotal role in shaping the modern aviation landscape. It is our commitment that we shall consistently continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in air travel to enhance passenger safety, comfort, and convenience” said Marius van der Ham.
Besides celebrating 90 years of technology and Innovation, the airline also marked 90 Years of Comfort on Board, 90 Years of Travel and Exploration, and 90 Years of Fine Dining and Culinary Excellence. These are the five key pillars that have enabled it to continually offer the very best from different eras, and even break new ground, way ahead of its time.
“Air France’s legacy of innovation and commitment to excellence in aviation shines brighter than ever. It is a testament to their unwavering dedication to advancing the aviation industry. As a country, we are proud to be associated with this airline and are happy to ensure that their relations with Kenya and the rest of the world are healthy and of mutual benefit,” said Hon. Jerome Baconin, Regional Economic Counsellor East Africa & Indian Ocean, Embassy of France, Kenya and Somalia.
On its five key pillars, the airline reaffirmed its commitment to provide travellers with the utmost comfort and luxury in the air, and to connect people and cultures across the globe.
This is in addition to sustained collaborations with renowned chefs in offering passengers a culinary experience that rivals the finest restaurants as part of its dedication to gastronomy. The airline further remains committed to design excellence and adding an element of sophistication and beauty to every aspect of the passenger experience.