Air France KLM Martinair Cargo transported a vintage Morane-Saulnier H aircraft to Saint-Denis Roland Garros Airport on the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.
On 5 October, it was a century since the death of French aviation pioneer Roland Garros (6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) – the person first to fly across the Mediterranean Sea.
On 23 September 1913, Garros flew his Morane-Saulnier H from Fréjus in the south of France to Bizerte in Tunisia.
Numerous events were organised from 3 to 6 October on Réunion, as the island was the birth place of this passionate aviator, including on 5 October a flight by the Morane-Saulnier H.
The project organisers chose Air France KLM Martinair Cargo as a reliable partner to transport the exceptional aircraft, the Franco-Dutch carrier said, adding, “and we treated the last surviving Morane-Saulnier with all due care and respect on one of our Boeing 777 freighters.”