Air France Marks 90-yrs in Market With New Commitment to Clients

French carrier, Air France marked 90 years on October 30, 2023 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.

“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,” said Air France KLM General Manager for East and Southern Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana 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.

“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.

Air-France KLM group saw an increase in passenger capacity in the second half of 2023 by 8.2 percent or 24.7 million passengers across its airlines compared to the same review period in June 2022.

According to the group’s half-year results, the load factor increased by 2.6 points compared to last year, marking a significant step towards the airline’s recovery and growth journey.

With increased passenger traffic, the group saw its net income for the review period grow by 88 percent to Ksh.96.04 billion from Ksh.51 billion registered within the same review period in 2022.

The revenues from ordinary activities went up 14 percent to Ksh.1.19 trillion driven by a higher capacity (+8 percent), a higher passenger load factor (+3 points), and a higher passenger yield (+9 percent).

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