Société Tunisienne de l’Air, or Tunisair is the flag carrier airline of Tunisia. It operates scheduled international services to European, African and Middle Eastern destinations. Its main base is Tunis-Carthage International Airport.
In 1948, the Tunisian government reached an agreement with Air France and Tunisair was created. It started operations in 1949. By 1957, the number of shares held by Air France were decreased and the Tunisian government became the largest shareholder in Tunisair. During 1993-1998, Tunisair began to expand its services across Europe.