Up to 40,000 people attended the first airshow at Shannon Airport in 25 years to commemorate the anniversary of the first commercial trans-Atlantic flight there 70 years ago.

Up to 20 performances and over 30 aircraft took part the show, including some of the world's leading aerobatic performers.

The first ever scheduled commercial passenger flight landed in Shannon on 24 October 1945.

The aircraft was the Flagship London which flew from Gander airport in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.

The flight took eight hours and twenty minutes.

Shannon airport was also the birthplace of duty-free shopping.

The Shannon Airport authority said they were delighted with the event and that it was their sign of gratitude to the public for their continued support over the years.

While the event took place up to 20 people staged a protest at Shannon Airport over the continued use of the airport as a stopover for US military aircraft