Air France: Celebrating 60th anniversary of “La Caravelle”

Air France is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first delivery and entry into service of the first Sud Aviation SE.210 Caravelle. The pictured Caravelle III F-BHRA was delivered on April 3, 1959.

The new type was introduced on May 6, 1959 on the Paris – Rome – Istanbul route.

Air France announced on social media:

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of La Caravelle, pride of the French aeronautic industry and a true icon of the jet age.

All above photos by Air France.

Air France aircraft slide show:

Below Copyright Photo: Air France Sud Aviation SE.210 Caravelle 3 F-BHRV (msn 59) CDG (Christian Volpati). Image: 906035.

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 1959 - "Provence"