International airliner Air France has today become the official supplier of Paris 2024 ©Getty Images

Paris' efforts to secure the hosting rights to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have received support from international airliner Air France, which has today become the official supplier of the bid.

As part of the agreement, a selection of Air France planes will display the Paris 2024 logo on 10,000 flights during the campaign, including long-haul Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 flights to Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania, and medium-haul A320 Airbus flights to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Air France will also run a marketing campaign in an attempt to endorse the values and culture of French sport, while the bid will be promoted in in-flight magazines and in airport lounges worldwide.

"Millions of international tourists visit Paris each year and we are very proud of our status as a global travel destination that has great cultural, artistic and sporting appeal," said Paris 2024 co-chairman, Bernard Lapasset.

"Air France is also a global company that conveys the image of France with its international outlook, aspirational values and first-class expertise in business.

"We are delighted to have the backing of such a prestigious company and I would like to thank Air France for their dedicated support.

"As our bid continues to gather momentum we continue to draw inspiration from the support we are receiving from the French public and businesses across the country.

"Our aim is to harness the enthusiasm and passion to see the Games come to Paris and ensure we deliver a spectacular festival of sport and Olympism for the whole country."

Air France will use the Paris 2024 logo on some of its flights to the 114 countries it files to ©Air France
Air France will use the Paris 2024 logo on some of its flights to the 114 countries it files to ©Air France

The entire Air France fleet links Europe and the rest of the world with 320 destinations in 114 countries.

Last year, Air France carried 89.6 million passengers.

"Air France is proud to offer its support to the Paris 2024 bid and it is an honour to be the official airline carrier of the bid and Team France,” said Air France chief executive Frédéric Gagey.

"As an international leader in the airline industry we feel the principles of the Paris 2024 bid mirror our own aspirational values and we are looking forward to promoting the bid through our international network and global hubs."

Air France pilots were due to go on a four-day strike from Friday (June 24) until yesterday but called it off early last week.

The strike proposal had followed earlier walk outs between June 11 and 14 in protest against productivity measures, including lower bonuses for night work.

Last month, communications giant Orange, insurance firm MAIF and the Vivendi media corporation were announced as the latest sponsors of Paris 2024.

The three companies became official partners of the campaign to bring the Games to the French capital, taking the total number of sponsors to 10.

It followed La Française des Jeux, La Caisse des dépôts, Elior Group, JCDecaux and RATP pledging their support, along with French banking group BNP Paribas and postal service company La Poste.

Budapest, Los Angeles and Rome are also bidding for the 2024 Games, with a decision due to be made at the International Olympic Committee Session in Lima next year.