Opening of Portsmouth Airport in July 1932

The life and times of Portsmouth Airport in 17 stunning photos

Portsmouth Airport was one of the last remaining commercial grass runway airports in the UK until it closed in 1973.

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.

Portsmouth Airport
Portsmouth Airport
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Portsmouth Airport
Portsmouth Airport
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Portsmouth Airport
Portsmouth Airport
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One of the Hawker Siddeley 748s which crashed in 1967
One of the Hawker Siddeley 748s which crashed in 1967
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