This is a lovely promotional movie made by Pan American Airlines to promote their newly opened Jet Port at New York Idlewild Airport circa 1960. At the time Pan American was transitioning from the propliners of the 1950s to the jet age with the introduction of Boeing 707 and DC-8 jetliners. And it was appropriate that a new state of the art airport terminal building be constructed at their primary gateway airport in New York.
Keen observers will note the film provides a comical black and white introduction showing how chaotic air travel was in the old prop plane era. It then transitions to colour to show the luxury and conveniences of modern jet travel at their new Jet Port circa 1960s.
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