A Wonderful Collection of Mid-Century Postcards of Airports From Around the World

What? Only sixteen hours! Are you sure? — Orville Wright, on hearing about the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, 15 June 1919.


Sky Harbor Airport Phoenix AZ 1964

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, Illinois

Hinde postcard Dublin Airport c.1970

1965 postcard of London Airport – it was renamed Heathrow the following year.

Los Angeles Jet – Age Airport

Sky Harbor Airport Phoenix AZ 1964

Airports Postcards Mid-Century

Columbia Metropolitan Airport – The airport was built in 1940 as Lexington County Airport

San Francisco International Airport

John F Kennedy International Airport NY TWA Terminal

Piarco Airport Trinidad – Piarco Airport opened on 8 January 1931, to serve Venezuela’s Compagnie Generale Aeropostale. Before this, the Queen’s Park Savannah, the Mucarapo Field, and the Cocorite Docks (for flying boats) were used as airstrips to serve the island.

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, Illinois

Sky Harbor Airport – Phoenix, Arizona

Portland International Airport – Portland, Oregon

PHILADELPHIA, PA. International Airport Completed December 1953

Airport TraveLodge, Jackson, Mississippi

The USA – Ohio, Cleveland Hopkins Airport – 1974 – The airport had the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, and the first airfield lighting system, all in 1930

Moscow’s SheremetyevoInternational Airport

1972 Austria Schwechat Airport – Originally built as a military airport in 1938, and used during World War II as the Heinkel firm’s southern military aircraft design and production complex, or Heinkel-Süd facility, it was taken over by the British in 1945 and became RAF Schwechat under the occupation of the country.

Houston International Airport TX

Robert Mueller Airport, Austin, Texas. It was the first civilian airport built in Austin, Texas, operating from 1930 to 1999.

Skychef at Stapleton Airfield – Denver, Colorado

Airport Le Bourget (93 Seine St Denis) – The airport started commercial operations in 1919 and was Paris’s only airport until the construction of Orly Airport in 1932. It is famous as the landing site for Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927

A Pan American Stratocruiser at Honolulu International Airport

Newark International Airport 1970

München-Riem Flughafen Bayern 1970

Zurich Airport also known as Kloten Airport opened in 1948. The new terminal opened in 1953 with a large air show that ran for three days.

LAX Airport, sometime before 1959

Pittsburgh Airport c.1965

Piarco Airport Trinidad B.O.A.C. airplane in the foreground.

mid-century postcard Airport

John Hinde postcard Dublin Airport in the 1960s

Leningrad’s Pulkovo Airport, 1973.

Leningrad, Pulkovo Airport early 1970s

A Soviet-era (ca. 1960s-early 1970s) postcard of Chernivtsi Airport, then in the the Soviet Union, now in the Ukraine.

Dushanbe International Airport is located in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Built in 1964 – postcard was sent 1967

San Francisco Airport c. 1960

San Francisco Airport c.1965

Orlando Municipal Airport 1958

PanAm B-377 Stratocruiser Taxiing over the highway, Idlewild (now Kennedy) Airport.

Greater Cincinnati Airport 1 This card is pre-1963. The airport is actually located 12 miles from Cincinnati, in Kentucky.

East London Ben Schoeman Airport (ELS) postcard view – circa 1960’s

Birmingham Airport (BHX) postcard view – 1970’s

London Luton Airport (LTN) postcard view – 1960’s

Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, Illinois

NICE, L’Aeroport de Nice-Cote-D’Azur, Airport, 1972

Sydney Airport (SYD) postcard view – early 1970’s

Sydney International Air Terminal c.1973

Paris Orly Airport (ORY) postcard view – early 1970’s


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