Aéropostale was a French airline based in the Montaudran district of Toulouse. Founded in 1918 by Pierre-Georges Latécoère, it was initially known as Société des lignes Latécoère, and then Compagnie générale d’entreprises aéronautiques (1921–1927), before settling on Compagnie générale aéropostale (or Aéropostale for short) when Marcel Bouilloux-Lafont took over the airline in 1927. Known best for its airborne postal services, the company also carried passengers. Encountering financial difficulties, the airline went into compulsory liquidation in 1931 and its assets were redeployed by the French government to launch a new company in 1933 called Air France.