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