Air France celebrated its 85th anniversary in Tel Aviv in the presence of senior company executives from France, led by Jerome Salmi, regional manager of Air France, and Gianluca Endolfi, the company’s marketing director in the Middle East, Alon Neta and marketing manager Rinat Hay Barkan, and many of Israel’s top tourism and aviation officials. The company, which began flying to Israel before the establishment of the State of Israel, noted the importance of the Israeli market for the airline, especially on routes to North America.