The new Boeing 707 will allow Aer Lingus to carry more passengers on transatlantic routes.

The giant Boeing 707 aircraft cost over £3 million and has a greater capacity than the other Boeings already in operation by Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus will now be able to carry an extra 15,000 passengers a year along the North Atlantic Route.

The report shows the new Boeing landing at Dublin airport and cruising along the runway.

Captain Pete Little took it out for a test flight of over 4,500 miles today in smooth weather. It is expected to be ready for service in nine days.

RTÉ News reports on 13 June 1964. The reporter is Mike Burns.