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Air France updates its marketing using its French characteristics as a selling point

'Air France, France is in the air' will break on 2 April

Air France plays on its French character mixing its heritage and modernity with a new advertising campaign set to launch in 12 countries on 2 April.

‘Air France, France is in the air’ spans print, online, social and radio and consists of six key visuals which illustrate the services offered by the airline - including its new A380, the La Première cabin, its new business cabin, gastronomy, the network and over 1,000 SkyPriority channels – supplemented by 12 visuals depicting the iconic destinations served by Air France.

Part of the Transform 2015 plan and developed by BETC, Argentine photographers Sofia and Mauro shot the campaign and used the airline’s French character to illustrate a fun, lively and exciting message, in line with the French lifestyle.

‘Air France, France is in the air’ also replaces the airline’s 15-year-old signature ‘Making the sky the best place on earth’, highlighting the positive values associated with France: the art of living, French spirit, luxury brands and Michelin-starred chefs. A digital strategy has also been employed and will be seen on all Air France sites and social media outlets with the new signature running on Instagram from March. From tomorrow (28 March) games and competitions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest will unveil the campaign visuals.

2014 is the year of Air France’s commercial offensive, with the move upmarket of our products and services, the launch of new destinations, new ambition in terms of digital services as well as greater availability of our Mini fares. This new campaign is a major investment in our brand. It was designed to support our sales and is part of the objectives of the Transform 2015 plan” declared Frédéric Gagey, chairman and CEO of Air France.

The new campaign was developed following various interactions with Air France customers in different markets worldwide. The campaign was then tested by independent consultants in France, Italy, the US, Brazil, China and Côte d'Ivoire, on customers who had travelled with Air France and other carriers.