Thousands of aircraft landed and flew from its runway in the 40 years it was open. Here are some of our favourite photos from the archive.
1. Portsmouth Airport
Plenty of activity in the Airspeed factory which dominated life at Portsmouth airport from 1932 until the company closed in 1968.
2. Portsmouth Airport
The much-lamented Portsmouth Airport in all its glory.
3. Portsmouth Airport
Gordon and Pat Sears from Bridgemary pictured in The Evening News in 1958 (5th and 6th from the left) on their way to Jersey for their honeymoon from Portsmouth Airport.
4. Portsmouth Airport
View of planes from the hangar at Portsmouth Airport.