• Short Summary

    The annual Blessing of the Aer Lingus - Irish National Airlines - Fleet was filmed by VISNEWS May 31 at Dublin Airport.

  • Description

    The annual Blessing of the Aer Lingus - Irish National Airlines - Fleet was filmed by VISNEWS May 31 at Dublin Airport.

    Priests officiated at a ceremony on a specially constructed alter erected on the airfield side of the Terminal buildings.

    The Blessing of the Fleet normally takes place on the Sunday following the Company's birthday - May 27. On Wednesday last, Aer Lingus, celebrated its 23rd anniversary, during which time it has grown from one plane to an international airline to the United States, Britain, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.

    Since its 1936 inception, almost four million people have flown Aer Lingus...with only one air accident.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23GHY4LR0ZPXG79YAUV2QRS5I
    Media URN:
    VLVA23GHY4LR0ZPXG79YAUV2QRS5I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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