Air France Menu Special Collection SDASM.004

Finding aid prepared by Jenna L. Shaeffer
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 234-8291

Title: Air France Menu Special Collection
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.004
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet 1 manuscript box
Date (inclusive): 1933-1970
Abstract: This collection contains menus from Air France flights between Paris and Los Angeles and between Paris and Buenos Aires.
Language of Materials note: English and French

Biographical/Historical note

Air France was formed on 7 October 1933 from a merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne (CIDNA), and Société Générale de Transport Aérien (SGTA). In 1990, the airline acquired the operations of French domestic carrier Air Inter and international rival UTA - Union des Transports Aériens. Air France served as France's primary national flag carrier for seven decades prior to its 2003 merger with KLM. Between April 2001 and March 2002, the airline carried 43.3mn passengers and had a total revenue of €12.53bn. In November 2004, Air France ranked as the largest European airline with 25.5% total market share, and was the largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenue.
In June 1945 French civil aviation was nationalized and, at the end of 1945, the entire French air transport network was entrusted to Air France. In 1946, the Paris to New York route was officially inaugurated.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use note

For copyright and use information, please contact the library director.

Preferred Citation note

[Item], Air France Menu Collection, Archives, San Diego Air & Space Museum

Scope and Contents note

The Air France Special Collection contains menus, mostly in French and English, given on flights from Paris to Los Angeles, and also from Buenos Aires to Paris.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Air France
Airline menus