Plans for a new terminal and a major extension to Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport is expanding, and yesterday a £4,000,000 contract for a new terminal which will handle jumbo jets and thousands more passengers per annum was signed by the Minister for Transport and Power Brian Lenihan, and construction company John Sisk and Son (Dublin) Ltd. 

Aer Rianta’s long term plan for the development of the airport is intended to facilitate the growth in air travel, and will meet expected traffic requirements up to 1990.  

Work on the first phase of the new terminal will commence next month, and is due to be completed by April 1971, when Aer Lingus will start flying its Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jets’.

The architect’s model on display at the press conference shows what the new airport terminal will look like. This modern edifice will have a two-tier road system, car parks, passenger lounges, new customs hall, satellite buildings and parking bays for planes. 

It’ll have a space age look about it.

An RTÉ News report on 11 August 1969. The reporter is Tom McCaughren.