The History of Paris-Le Bourget
Paris-Le Bourget Airport celebrated its centenary in 2014. Needless to say, it is an airport with both a vast and rich cultural heritage. On the 9th October 1914, Captain Lucca landed for the first time on Le Bourget soil when he was looking for a suitable place for defending the city of Paris against the enemy. Paris-Le Bourget Airport was officially opened 5 years later in 1919 and in 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed there in "Spirit of Saint Louis", after having flown across the Atlantic. He was greeted by 200,000 people overawed by this feat, which at the time was a real achievement.
In 1981, Paris-Le Bourget Airport based its activity primarily on business aviation to tackle the meteoric rise of the Paris-Orly and Paris-Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airports, and in so doing is now the leading business airport in Europe.
1927 - Airport of Bourget
1962 - passengers landing
1962 - Christmas at Bourget
1977 - Le Bourget airport
1977 - passengers boarding