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Māngere International Airport, 1965

Māngere International Airport, 1965

Auckland's international airport at Māngere was officially opened in 1966, but began operating in November 1965, at a time when jet air travel began to change the nature of holidays for New Zealanders. It became much easier to go overseas for a short break rather than the extended period that was inevitable when travelling by sea. This press photograph of the check-in counters, taken in December 1965, shows some of the major airlines that were operating out of the airport from the start.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Overseas holidays', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013