Air France Canada Celebrates 90 Years with a Mural in Montreal
Montreal, Canada - Air France Canada has inaugurated a mural titled 'Alfa Foxtrot' in Montreal to commemorate the airline's 90th anniversary. Created in 1933, Air France has marked this milestone with a mural that encapsulates elements of its rich heritage. The artwork, located at the corner of de la Visitation and La Fontaine streets, is a collaboration between Canadian artist Cyrielle Tremblay and French artist Taroe.Advertising
The Mural: A Fusion of Art and Aviation History
The 160 square meter mural, dominated by the company's colors, embodies 90 years of elegance, technology, comfort, and in-flight gastronomy of Air France. Key elements of the mural include:
- Fashion Legacy: The left side of the mural features a dress from a collection of five iconic dresses by Xavier Ronze, a French designer and head of costume workshops for the Paris National Opera Ballet. This dress represents the evolution of Air France's uniforms over the decades, immortalizing the legacy of haute couture in the airline's identity.
- Technological Prowess: The centerpiece of the mural is the Concorde, symbolizing innovation and aeronautical progress.
- Culinary Excellence: The right side of the mural highlights French gastronomy, represented by macarons and a champagne flute, underscoring the airline's commitment to exceptional in-flight dining experiences.
Celebrating a Special Connection with Quebec
Jean-Eudes de La Bretèche, General Manager of Air France-KLM Canada, emphasized the mural as an ideal medium to showcase the best of Air France's identity in Montreal's unique urban art style. He noted that the collaboration between the French and Quebec artists reflects Air France's 90-year commitment to design and art de vivre, as well as its special bond with Quebec.
Air France's Legacy and Presence in Canada
Air France, formed from the merger of several airlines including Air Orient, Air Union, Société Générale de Transports Aériens, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne, and Aéropostale, was officially inaugurated on October 7, 1933. Since then, the airline has been a beacon of French travel art worldwide. Today, Air France operates nearly 1,000 flights daily to 200 destinations with a fleet of over 240 aircraft.
In Canada, Air France has been present since 1950. This winter, the airline offers numerous weekly flights from Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa to Paris. Seasonal flights include Montreal-Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Quebec-Paris.
About the Artists: Taroe and Cyrielle Tremblay
Taroe, born Nicolas Masterson in Biarritz, France, discovered the world of graffiti in 1995. A self-taught and passionate artist, he has developed various artistic identities alongside painting. Cyrielle Tremblay, based in Montreal, Quebec, creates dreamlike worlds in her art, exploring memories, poetry, humor, and absurdity through mural painting, traditional mediums, photography, installations, and self-publishing.