First Passenger Jet Plane for Cork Airport 1964

As holiday season travel reached its peak, Cork Airport saw its first passenger jet aircraft land on 31 July 1964. The BOAC Comet 4 jet was on charter to Aer Lingus and flew in from Dublin. It visited Cork twice on the day, taking French students to Paris then returning with a group of holiday-makers to Ireland. This RTÉ News footage shows the jet landing and passengers disembarking. Large crowds have gathered to see it.

Note: this clip is mute. 

Cork Passenger Jet

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