Former naval air station at Eglinton in Derry opens to commercial flights.

The airport will be serviced by the Skyvan of Emerald Airways flying to Belfast and Glasgow.

Emerald Airways at Eglinton Airport (1966)
Emerald Airways at Eglinton Airport (1966)

The original airbase had its origins in World War II.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 September 1966. This footage is mute.