Port Authority Aviation- Time Flies
The aviation division of the
Port Authority has been one of
the most intriguing and exciting
areas of transportation since the
1930s. The fascination of flying
spawned a world of world travel,
innovation and economic growth.
These traits endure and the Port
moves forward with development,
sustainability and concern for the
lives of our community.
Golden Age of Flying. Back in the glamor days of flying when men wore
suits, women wore the finest headwear and cigarette smoke waffed
through the passenger cabins. Ah, those were the days. Port once again
is bringing World Class airports back to NY.
2021 AIRPORT V 30 OICE WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT
Eastern Airlines Florida Flyer arrives at Newark Airport 1934. Mayor LaGuardia of NYC was jealous of New Yorkers
travelling to New Jersay to fly that he ordered a new NY airport to be built now known as LaGuardia but
initially named New York Municipal Airport.
KLM 1ST FLiGHT TO NY 75 YEARS AGO It is 75 years ago this month that the first KLM scheduled service to New
York left. The Second World War was barely a year over when the Douglas DC-4 'Rotterdam' left Schiphol Airport
for the Big Apple on 21 May 1946. 2019 KLM also celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary (born 07th October 1919)
and now 75 years of continuous flying from Europe to New York.
The Marine Air Terminal. This was dedicated in 1939 and looks virtualy the same outside and inside today and
currently active with flights. The iconic decoration of Flying Fish, allegedly referring to the PanAm Boeing 314
Clipper flying boats landing in the the Flushing Bay that used this terminal for years.
Fountains are Forever. (L) Fountains at the IAB at Idlewild Airport (now
named JFK) back in the 1990s and the current (R) AirTrafic Control tower
at Terminal 4 at JFK which shows the jets of water from the fountan at
the nearby TWA Hotel.