Air inter was born in 1954 from the refusal of French international airlines to invest in the development of domestic routes. An internal network can only be in deficit. If a first test in 1958 proves them right, in 1960, subsidized by local communities, Air Inter is on the way to success. A showcase for the national aeronautics industry, it is gradually democratizing air transport through a daring commercial policy and a continuous increase in the capacity of its aircraft.
The concentration of French wings under the aegis of Air France and the liberalization of European skies lead to the disappearance of Air Inter, merged on April 1, 1997 with Air France. The foundations of Air Inter, a simple and spatiate service, continue today. They now ensure the commercial success of low cost airlines, more commonly known as “Low Cost”.