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VIDEO: How Dublin Airport looked as it was being built in 1939

Excited newsreel guy? Check.

IT’S A LONG way from Terminal 2, but this British newsreel footage shows just what Dublin Airport looked like as it was under construction in 1939.

The voiceover man describes how “the Free State is becoming more and more air-minded” as the video shows the bones of what was to become the terminal building when the airport opened in January 1940.

The airport was designed to cater for around 100,000 passengers per year, according to the description on the video uploaded by DublinAirport. Just for comparison, the airport now handles around 56,000 passengers per day. Yowza.

(Video via TransformingDublin/YouTube)

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