Air France Logo

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In addition to the main logo, the French flag carrier Air France also has a heritage icon nicknamed Hippocampe Ailé.

Meaning and history

Air France Logo history

1933

Air France Logo 1933

When the company was founded, it adopted the Hippocampe Ailé icon as its primary logo. It featured a mythical creature called hippocampus or hippocamp. It is a winged animal with the upper body of a horse and the lower body of a fish. On the emblem, the hippocampus is placed inside a circle. The design is dark blue on the white background.

1976

Air France Logo 1976

The mythical creature disappeared from the primary Air France logo. It now featured a parallelepiped combining blue, white, and red stripes. The lettering “Air France” in bold blue letters could be seen below.

1990

Air France Logo 1990

Both the elements have remained on the logo but their position and proportions changed. The company name grew smaller and moved to the top. The parallelepiped moved to the bottom right corner. There was a long black bar between them.

1998

Air France Logo 1998

This version was much cleaner. Gone was the black bar that had cluttered the previous design. The company name became much larger. The parallelepiped, which was still below the wordmark, preserved the stripes but it looked like a part cut out of the parallelepiped from the previous logo.

2009

Air France Logo 2009

The type grew lighter, while the parallelepiped was replaced by a red ribbon.

2016

Air France logo

The palette of the Air France logo has been slightly watered down.

Air France emblem

Font and color

The Airfrance logotype in a royal and chic shade of blue is written in all capital letters of a bold sans-serif typeface with solid and strong shapes and distinct lines. The typeface of the inscription is very similar to such fonts as LCT Picón Extended Extra Bold and Venn Extended XBold but with come lines modified and cleaned.

The traditional French tricolor, blue-red, and white, is the palette of the Airfrance logo and a celebration of its country and legacy. This elegant and timeless combination represents the reliability and transparency of the company along with its progressiveness and passion, the value of the comfort of its passengers, and its safety.