• Short Summary

    CAIRO'S NEW AIRPORT CLAIMED TO BE THE MOST MODERN IN THE WORLD, BECAME OPERATIONAL, YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    CAIRO'S NEW AIRPORT CLAIMED TO BE THE MOST MODERN IN THE WORLD, BECAME OPERATIONAL, YESTERDAY (MONDAY).WHEN COMPLETED IT WILL BE THE THIRD LARGEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD.THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL INAUGURATION CEREMONY AS IT WILL BE AT LEAST A YEAR BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION IS ACTUALLY FINISHED.

    THE AIRPORT IS CAPABLE OF HANDLING 24 PLANES AT A TIME.IT COVERS AN AREA OF 100 ACRES AND COST SIX MILLION POUNDS STERLING TO BUILD.

    FIRST FLIGHT OUT OF THE AIRPORT LEFT IN THE MORNING.IT WAS A UNITED ARAB AIRLINES FLIGHT BOUND FOR EUROPE.BEFORE IT TOOK OFF THE AIRPORT CONTROLLER PRESENTED THE PILOT WITH A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS.

    THE AIRPORT ALSO HAS EXCELLENT HANDLING FACILITIES FOR PASSENGERS INCLUDING A LARGE MODERN HOTEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7W7FMRXTUORDEJ7HWAYMEW3Q6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7W7FMRXTUORDEJ7HWAYMEW3Q6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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