Classic Aviation Photography

Aerlinte Eireann Teoranta

Aer Lingus - Irish International Air Lines

Aerlinte Eireann was incorporated in February 1947 as a subsidiary of Aer Rianta. In May 1946 a total 5 L-749s were ordered and the first started the Dublin – London run in November 1947. It was planned to launch North Atlantic services in 1948 however this was postponed and finally abandoned and the Constellations were subsequently sold to Boac. Discussions with Seaboard & Western lead to the opening of a transatlantic service limited for two years. The proposed schedule saw operations of 3 L-1049s flying up to 7 trips each way per week in total. The last Super Constellation schedule was operated by N1005C in December 1960. The operations were continued with own Boeing 707s and 720s.

Version c/n Registration Period
749A 2548 EI-ACR 1947 - 1948
  2549 EI-ACS 1947 - 1948
  2554 EI-ADA 1947 - 1948
  2555 EI-ADD 1947 - 1948
  2566 EI-ADE 1947 - 1948
1049E 4557 N1005C 1958 - 1960
1049G 4602 N611C 1958 - 1958
1049H 4806 N1008C 1959 - 1960
  4807 N1009C 1958 - 1960
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See Airlinte Constellations