Air France was formed on October 7, 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 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.