Section from 1971 Aer Lingus promo film. See passengers check-in at original airport building. On board the hostesses give food and drinks to passengers. See a coach in London in Aer Lingus livery. Quick shot of a BAC-111 aircraft.
Order this DVD here:
The Aer Lingus promo film "Shamrocks Sky High" played in Irish cinemas along with "The Graduate" to promote the airlineâ€™s dedicated and highly trained staff, latest aircraft (Boeing 707s, BAC One Elevens and new 737s), first class maintenance and crew training facilities, cutting edge computer reservation systems, and the development of the Irish travel industry in the go-go days of the booming jet age.
This film features plenty of wonderful aircraft footage filmed from Dublinâ€™s packed observation decks, airside, as well as inflight and onboard, and a fair number of lucky Aer Lingus employees appear in the film, which truly counts as an airline history classic to be watched over and over again.
Aeroflot Tupelov TU-114 arriving at Idelwild airport...
Aeroflot Tupelov TU-114 arriving at Idelwild airport in 1959!
The aircraft was put into regularly scheduled passenger service in 1961.
Fascinating story concerning Krushchev's return flight to Russia in the TU-114 when the Soviet premeir visited New York earlier in the year:
Fantastic footage of not one, but MULTIPLE TU-104s at Russia's annual air show at Tushino!
The DeHavilland Comet ushered in jet travel in 1952, the TU-104 began the first SUSTAINED jetliner service in 1956.