• Short Summary

    The new International Airport of Bahrain was opened yesterday (Friday) by Emir Isa Bin Sulman Al-Khalifa, the island's ruler.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. Airport building (2 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    GV INT. People in terminal building (3 shots)
    0.32

    3.
    SV Emir Isa entering
    0.40

    4.
    SV BOAC captain Mossman enters & shakes hands with Emir Isa (3 shots)
    0.54

    5.
    SV People watch
    0.56

    6.
    SV Emir Isa pulls card to unveil plaque
    1.02

    7.
    GV EXT. Jumbo jet of Qantas on tarmac
    1.12



    Initials SGM/0328 SGM/0314



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The new International Airport of Bahrain was opened yesterday (Friday) by Emir Isa Bin Sulman Al-Khalifa, the island's ruler.

    The opening coincided with two other dates: the tenth anniversary of the Emir's accession to power; and four months since Bahrain became a sovereign state, severing all military and political ties with Britain which had existed since 1898.

    The new airport in the first fully-operational "jumbo" airport in the Middle East - designed to handle up to three 747s or six 707s at one time.

    Bahrain has a long-standing aviation history - having opened its first airport in 1932, to handle Imperial Airways (the forerunner of BOAC) Handley-Page Hannibal bi-planes on the Cairo to Karachi routes.

    This film was brought to london by a passenger on a Qantas jumbo jet - the first aircraft to leave the new Bahrain airport after the opening.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7QXIRFSP29J78QD1RCRZUNZ6V
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QXIRFSP29J78QD1RCRZUNZ6V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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