Vintage Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport, which was originally known as Collinstown Airport, opened on January 19 1940. Construction of the airport started in 1937 on the site of an old British RAF base. The first flight on Friday, January 19, 1940 was an Aer Lingus flight to Liverpool's Speke Airport. This board features historic images of Dublin Airport over the past seven decades.
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BP ad featuring Aer Lingus and the original Dublin Airport passenger terminal.

BP ad featuring Aer Lingus and the original Dublin Airport passenger terminal.

Dublin airport early 1960s

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Dublin airport 1961

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The original Dublin Airport passenger terminal in 1949

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 (Original Building) - Collinstown, Ireland - Desmond FitzGerald / Office of Public Works - International Style

Airliner Postcard Aer Lingus DC3 Dublin Airport

Airliner Postcard Aer Lingus DC3 Dublin Airport

Airline Issue Postcard Irish Aer Lingus Lockheed Constellation Dublin Airport

Airline Issue Postcard Irish Aer Lingus Lockheed Constellation Dublin Airport

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Viewing gallery at the old terminal,building  circa 1950

Viewing Gallery at the old terminal building circa 1950

Aer Lingus Boeing 707 parked in front of the old terminal building.

Aer Lingus Boeing 707 parked in front of the old terminal building.

Aer Lingus - Aerlinte Eireann timetable from 1946 showing a detail from Dublin Airport.

Aer Lingus - Aerlinte Eireann timetable from 1946 showing a detail from Dublin Airport.

External view of Dublin Airport, Nov 1949

External view of Dublin Airport, Nov 1949

Irish Times video on the history of Dublin Airport's old terminal building.

We take a tour of Dublin Airport’s beautiful old terminal building as Dublin Airport celebrates its birthday this month. Video: Bryan O’Brien

Actor Jimmy Stewart at Dublin Airport, July 1962

Actor Jimmy Stewart at Dublin Airport, July 1962

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