In addition to the posts in the travel section on this blog, where some of the airlines from the films are described in more detail, a few other airlines with considerably less screen time (than for instance Pan Am or British Airways) will be covered here briefly.
In The Living Daylights, two Boeing aircraft, a 727 and a 767 from the Moroccan airline ‘Royal Air Maroc’ (RAM) are seen in the background at the airport in Tangier. This scene was actually filmed at the airport in Ouarzazate, in the south western part of Morocco and not Tangier. I do not know if RAM had a promotional collaboration with the film production, but it is likely since the two RAM airplanes are featured rather prominently in the film.
|Royal Air Maroc – Boeing 727|
When Q delivers the BMW to Bond at the airport in Hamburg, Bond takes it for a test drive in an adjacent hangar. A BAe 146 airplane from ‘CityJet’ with Air France livery, is seen in the background. CityJet is a regional (Irish) airline that operated on the Paris – London route on behalf of Air France at the time of filming Tomorrow Never Dies. The airline is still in operation today and Air France was its main owner between 2002 and 2014 when it was sold to Intro Aviation. The British Aerospace 146 (BAe 146) is a short-haul airliner that was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace from 1983 until 2002. Another BAe 146 airplane belonging to ‘Titan Airways’, which receives maintenance work, is also seen behind Bond and Q in the hangar.
An advertising poster for Air France is also visible at the entrance of Hotel Oriental, which is Bond’s hotel in Bangkok in The Man With the Golden Gun. The text on the poster is promoting Air France’s new airplanes and reads: “Europe and Far East – 5 Super B747’s, 2 Boeing 707”.
A Concorde from Air France also featured rather prominently in Moonraker as Bond lands in Rio de Janeiro.
|West Berlin – The KLM office seen in the background|
In Octopussy, Bond, posing as Charles Morton, and M are travelling down Kurfürstendamm in West Berlin. The headquarters or a travel agent belonging to KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines – is seen very briefly behind Bond and M through the rear window. This KLM travel agent was located at the intersection of Joachimsthaler Strasse 39-40 and Kurfürstendamm at the time of filming in 1983. Today the Azimut Hotel is housed in that building.
|KLM in front of Nicole and Bond – The SAS logotype is seen on the wall to the right|
Produced in the same year as Octopussy, the logotype of KLM was visible above a travel desk at Nice airport in Never Say Never Again, where Bond meets with agent 326, after arriving from the Bahamas. In the same scene, a travel desk belonging to SAS – Scandinavian Airlines System – with the old Viking logo on the wall can be seen in the background.
|KLM and SAS|